Ali Salman Andani

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The writer is a columnist and blogger. His analysis on economic, political, social, cultural and environmental issues frequently get published in Asia Times, DailyO, Modern Diplomacy and other publications

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

China’s chilling debt trap for Pakistan: How everything China invests goes back to it, along with a lot more

Chinese investors borrow from China’s national banks to fund projects in Pakistan. Raw material, labour comes from China. Pakistan finally foots the bill.

POLITICS

 |   12-minute read

How China is sucking Pakistan dry with CPEC

Beijing doesn't want the world to know its sinister objective of looting the key national assets of less-developed economies after pulling them into a debt trap.

POLITICS

 |   10-minute read

'Begging' to differ: Why China is making promises to Pakistan, but not ready to commit anything

Islamabad's all-weather ally Beijing has said more talks are needed before it extends any monetary help.

POLITICS

 |   10-minute read

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.

POLITICS

 |   12-minute read

Friend with no benefits: Why China is not Pakistan's pal at all

Under the guise of 'Long live Pak-China friendship', Beijing is simply looting Islamabad.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Corruption, cronyism, nepotism: What's ‘Naya’ in Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan?

Sheer hypocrisy. Blatant discrimination. Lies and merit ka janaza. Everything Pakistanis can look forward to with Imran Khan's government.

MONEY

 |   5-minute read

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.