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Farhan Bokhari

Three challenges

Three challenges

Pakistan must address three problems before turning to the rest. Published Nov 12, 2018 06:59am
Businesses await economic pain

Businesses await economic pain

Nowhere in our history have we had our imports in dollar terms being more than double our exports. Updated Jul 16, 2018 09:49am
Faltering deadlines

Faltering deadlines

The challenge is to reform the tax machinery. Published Dec 12, 2017 06:31am
Relevant front?

Relevant front?

The rulers fail to understand the roots of our slide. Published Sep 18, 2017 07:05am
Back to the IMF?

Back to the IMF?

Welcome to yet another tragic chapter in our economy’s history. Published Sep 05, 2017 02:32am
Poor governance

Poor governance

Making tough choices is difficult in the run-up to polls. Published Aug 17, 2017 07:02am
Shameless evasion

Shameless evasion

This is a chance to reform Pakistan’s resource base. Published Aug 03, 2017 03:19am
Half empty

Half empty

The economic disconnect is all too evident. Published Jul 24, 2017 06:48am
Curbing non-profits

Curbing non-profits

Slapping taxes on non-profits is not justified. Published Jun 26, 2017 03:38am
A hard image

A hard image

No attempt is being made to send positive vibes. Published Jun 06, 2017 01:21am
An ad hoc country?

An ad hoc country?

We continue to roll along without a distinct road map. Updated May 25, 2017 07:01am
Securing Pakistan?

Securing Pakistan?

Missile tests won’t forestall our downhill slide. Published Feb 22, 2017 01:35am
Dead end?

Dead end?

The path to reform must begin with a cleanup at the top. Published Jan 10, 2017 01:10am
Real-life issues

Real-life issues

Exactly what will decide the fate of our security? Published Dec 27, 2016 02:09am
The big disconnect

The big disconnect

Only the politically influential are positioned to oversee wage increases. Published Dec 08, 2016 06:37am
Poor food security

Poor food security

Agriculture hardly figures as a priority for our rulers. Published Nov 20, 2016 07:04am
An IMF-led gloss?

An IMF-led gloss?

Monday’s visit by the IMF’s MD is set to be celebrated as a grand recognition of Pakistan’s economic success. Updated Oct 24, 2016 09:39am
Chasing after taxes

Chasing after taxes

Our officials go after those who are already in the tax net. Published Oct 19, 2016 12:56pm