Faisal Bari

Taxes and then some

The FBR tax shortfall is not good news; it means that further adjustments might be made. Published Jan 10, 2020 06:58am

Burden of adjustment

The government will have to pursue policies that limit the impact of structural adjustments. Published Dec 27, 2019 07:08am

Higher education funding cuts

Students dropping out of university today are not likely to return to their education tomorrow. Updated Dec 13, 2019 09:20am

Confusions galore

Governments have been unable to deliver a coherent policy to prioritise education under austerity. Published Nov 29, 2019 07:05am

No data on disability

More information is required to understand the needs of our differently abled children. Published Oct 18, 2019 07:08am

One curriculum?

The government is seeing the uniformity matter as a means for addressing issues of equity. Updated Oct 04, 2019 07:36am

Closing minds?

Attempts to control every aspect of student life betray a deep distrust of young people. Updated Sep 20, 2019 07:24am

Reforming institutions

What promises were made the last time, or the last many times, that custodial deaths occurred? Published Sep 06, 2019 07:04am

No cakewalk for businesses

Businesses require complex contracting. They have a whole range of relationships that they need to forge. Published Aug 23, 2019 07:26am

Building competence

Competence is not just about individuals. It is about organisations and institutions as well. Published Aug 09, 2019 06:59am

How many are too many?

How can parents know how many of their children will survive to adulthood? Published Jul 12, 2019 06:35am

Taxation measures

The government's priorities should be about moving Pakistan towards a sustainable and equitable growth path. Updated Jun 14, 2019 07:46am

Learning on vacation

Children should be encouraged to read widely, beyond their assigned curriculum. Published May 31, 2019 07:25am

Go home, you are 55

An age-based policy will not solve performance-related issues. Updated May 17, 2019 07:47am

Higher education budget cuts

Even if universities get to work on raising private funding, it will take years to build a successful campaign. Published May 03, 2019 07:00am

PhD holder and unemployed

The HEC is often criticised for focusing on the quantity rather than quality of programmes. Published Apr 19, 2019 07:15am