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POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Salman Taseer, Asia bibi, Terrorism, IMF

Why I think Pakistan was, is and will always remain a terrorist state

Just establishing terror camps and sending jihadis to India isn't terrorism. Terrorising a section of your own people is also terrorism. And Pakistan, by its very nature, cannot stop doing that.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Economy, Pakistan, IMF, Imran Khan

How Imran Khan Chills: Pak Economy collapsing? Prices spiking? Jihadis knocking? No worries!

In a recent press meet, Imran Khan said Pakistan is a rich country. That was probably after he unveiled a fridge with his face on it.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, IMF, Warren buffet, Rahul Gandhi

NYAY I.: It's good economics and in keeping with new global thinking on growth and inequality

Economists' ideas on growth are changing, with the IMF finding trickle-down economics doesn't work. Schemes that improve income of the poor, like Congress' NYAY, are thus a good step.

POLITICS

 |  11-minute read
Bail-out package, Economy, IMF, Imran Khan

Imran came, Imran saw, Imran begged: IMF, $20 billion 'advance', and an economic disaster

Imran Khan needs to understand the good sense behind the reforms the IMF wants Pakistan to undertake before a bail-out. But it looks like Imran's govt will rely on friends with benefits.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read
IMF, GST, Economic Growth, Indian Economy

India to be the world’s 5th largest economy: Why this vital story should not be underplayed

The failure to acknowledge India’s growth story for the fear of who will walk away with the credit is a grave injustice to the 1.33 crore-plus people of this country. It also prepares the path for economic harm rather than further good health.

POLITICS

 |  10-minute read
Imran Khan, IMF, Jamal khashoggi, Pakistan

Why Saudi Arabia lent to Pakistan: Beggars can't be choosers but mediators

It is high time Imran Khan disclosed the conditions on which Saudi Arabia extended financial support to Pakistan.

MONEY

 |  5-minute read
Import ban, IMF, Economic Advisory Council, Pakistan

Pakistan's cheesonomics: Economic Advisory Council needs to stop thinking outside the box

Imran Khan's economic advisors do not seem to give a damn about the potential catastrophe banning import of cheese, cars, mobile phones and fruits would lead to.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read
IMF, RBI, Inflation

Why IMF doubts Modi government's ability to contain inflation

It is not just about monetary policy.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
IMF, ASEAN, Narendra Modi

Is Modi's salesman-like pitch in Malaysia any good for India?

The PM’s strategy consists of quoting Western entities from diverse fields to drive home his point.