Khalid Mahmood Rasool

  • In the midst of reforms drive, here comes another one; National Tariff Policy 2019-2024. The spirit of the policy for a paradigm shift in the Tariff Regime may be well thought and appropriate move but its implementation would be a challenge.   Need of structural reforms has been a ...

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  • In little over three months, India has taken three unexpected turns leaving the world stunned and scrambled. The largest democracy, fast opening economy and a secular country; all three claims suffered fatal blows. First, Kashmir and Jammu valley was stripped off by its special constitutional ...

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  • As if previous plethora of narrations for ridiculing his political rival was not enough, Moulana Fazal Ur Rahman has coined another one for his arch rival Imran Khan. While addressing to the charged public gathering at his so called Azadi March at Islamabad, he hurled a new insult by calling him ...

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  • A sudden and surprising wave of discontent is raging through many countries during the past few months. In Hong Kong, it all started with a controversial extradition bill, in Chile with a raise in Metro fare by US four cents and in Lebanon imposition of tax on WhatsApp calls caused the fury. Iraq ...

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  • It was a somber and formal moment as ever. The US Senate Armed Services Committee was in session a week ago to quiz James Mattis, US Defence Secretary. Senator Charles Peter asked a pointed question; “The One Belt One Road strategy seeks to secure China’s control over both the ...

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  • Temporary calm has returned to the political arena after the new PM took oath and revived the continuity. But the same cannot be said about the economy. In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s verdict and continued legal strangling of Finance Minister has put the previously guarded economic ...

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  • As the euphoria of mega investment inflow through CPEC is settling down, worries about   its cost benefits and massive outflow obligations in years ahead are refusing to go away. As Early Harvest Projects are near to completion, bulk of Energy projects investment over USD 21 billion is in ...

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