Dr. Ashfaque H. Khan

The writer is a renowned economist, who served as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance & D.G of its Debt Office.Currently he is the Principal & Dean at the NUST School of Social Sciences.

Economic Crisis Worsens

Pakistan’s economy is passing through the most difficult phase of its history. Yet, if one looks at the numbers, Pakistan’s economy was doing reasonably...

Change the Medicine

It is high time to recognise that the IMF prescription exacerbates Pakistan’s economic woes

2021 — Living in Debt

The debt relief offered so far must go further to avert a sovereign debt crisis

Sold Down the River?

The IMF employs an outdated formula that hurts instead of helping economies at risk

Contentious Award

Cobbled together in haste, the 7th NFC Award creates a host of financial problems.


Reshaping Pakistan

The days immediately after independence may not have been ideal for strengthening the roots of democracy, what befell the country in the subsequent decades has been harrowing

The Real Populists of Pakistan

"In war, truth is the first casualty," wrote Aeschylus,...

Provocation that did not work

It seems that the US political and military thinkers and strategists now firmly believe in enticing and provoking China into a military conflict, before it overtakes America in the fields of economy

The New Great Game- A Pakistani Perspective

South Asia appears to be the next battleground where world powers will compete to seize the moment in a bid to lead the world; the New Great Game