Aqdas Afzal

Rise of the machines

Rise of the machines

Technology’s application needs to be carefully regulated lest it become a force of destruction itself. Published 08 Oct, 2021 07:52am
Dire straits

Dire straits

The Afghan economy is on the verge of collapse. Published 09 Sep, 2021 09:31am
Life after IMF

Life after IMF

Some efforts have been made for reforming the IMF. Published 02 Aug, 2021 06:56am
People’s budget

People’s budget

The definition of poverty goes beyond the lack of income. Published 04 Jul, 2021 06:28am
Here comes PakCoin

Here comes PakCoin

How beneficial would launching a ‘PakCoin’ be? Published 29 Apr, 2021 06:40am
Reforming SBP?

Reforming SBP?

A blank cheque on autonomy can create problems. Published 22 Mar, 2021 07:49am
Time to demonetise?

Time to demonetise?

The negative impact on the economy notwithstanding, there are questions about how effective a demonetisation actually is. Updated 17 Feb, 2021 08:40am
Brave new world

Brave new world

Covid-19 is bringing about a reassessment of the role of markets. Published 18 Jan, 2021 07:26am
People’s vaccine

People’s vaccine

Life-saving vaccines have not always been hidden behind patents. Published 22 Nov, 2020 07:27am
New economic ideas

New economic ideas

Standard thinking will not bring about recovery. Published 27 Oct, 2020 07:25am
Technology vs policy

Technology vs policy

When it comes to education, technology is not an equaliser. Published 20 Sep, 2020 07:18am
Creative policies

Creative policies

A radical idea is that cash, like medicine, should expire. Updated 20 Jul, 2020 02:06pm
Pandemic economics

Pandemic economics

The PM has rightly called for a debt write-off. Published 16 Apr, 2020 06:07am
Time for carbon tax

Time for carbon tax

Carbon taxes have been efficient in bringing down CO2 emissions. Published 12 Dec, 2019 07:06am
A ‘new’ order

A ‘new’ order

Free trade gains are concentrated in only a few nations. Published 11 Aug, 2019 07:00am
Technology’s role

Technology’s role

Pakistan needs 1.3 million new jobs every year. Published 25 Jun, 2019 07:03am
Keynes in Islamabad

Keynes in Islamabad

Had Keynes been our finance minister, he would have serious reservations. Updated 08 May, 2019 12:56pm