Monthly Archives: November, 2020

Why is food inflation running high in Pakistan?

The continuing high food inflation poses the biggest challenge for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s embattled government. High wheat and flour prices have had a snowball effect on the prices of other food items as well. In a developing country like Pakistan, many see the price hike as a deliberate attempt to make the government unpopular and eventually unstable. Narratives asked Miftah Ismail, former finance minister and senior leader of the PML-N, Ashfaque H.

The Great Price Spiral

Can the government’s Minimum Support Price play an effective role in stabilising wheat prices?

Needed: A New Direction

A new model of human well-being and social equity should be devised to form the basis of universal education

Redefining Democracy

Donald Trump in the United States, Modi in India, Eurocentric and anti-immigrant forces in Europe — it’s the rise of the populists. Is democracy around the world under threat?

Not Above the Law

The distinction between Asset Declaration Laws and Amnesty Schemes must be kept in mind in order to retain investor confidence.


Article 63-A: Confessions of a voter

Those were the day when Farooq Leghari was the...

Rich Pakistanis and Dubai

Pakistan may be a struggling, debt-ridden country, but rich...

Resuming trade with India to severely hurt Kashmir cause

Resuming trade with India may help some self-serving business...

The unconventional Baloch leader

Making space among conventional tribal leaders, Dr Abdul Malik...