Faraz Khan

Faraz Khan

A financial analyst with expertise in banking instruments which are heavily involved in economic down turns; a management consultant and a struggling blogger. Faraz is fascinated by the left 'wingery' in Pakistan and tweets as @feeraz_khan

The economics behind the Lahore Metro Bus Service

According to the Punjab government, 30 billion rupees is the amount of money spent on the Lahore Metro Bus Service. The actual figure may be a lot more, but let’s just take their word for it and apply a bit of perspective to it instead. Overall the entire allocated money for Punjab infrastructure development is Rs63 billion which means that 50% or half of the development budget of Punjab was spent in Lahore. This excludes the cost of the numerous underpasses and overhead bridges that were built in Lahore. Compare this Rs30 billion to the Rs16.5 billion allocated to the health sector for ...

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Afridi out, Farhat in? World, what’s going on?

The T20 and ODI squads for the Indian tour were just announced and guess what? Imran Farhat is back. I think it is safe to assume that he is becoming a bit of a tormentor for this cricket loving nation, but let’s not be too harsh here. Mr Farhat has already mentioned, that being a selector’s son-in-law puts additional pressure on him, so let’s be gentle on him. As for all the sports journalists, pundits and aspiring commentators, you may take it as a slap on your face. The selector wins again and you can’t do anything about it. The Akmal brothers are ...

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A beginner’s guide to Pakistani liberal politics

For the past one year, I have met quite a few people who are termed in Pakistani politics as “liberals”. Personally, I find this quite refreshing as I am from the generation who grew up during Zia’s era; the generation which was mainly inspired by our armed forces and characters like Mehmood Ghaznavi. However, based on my prolonged discussions with the liberals, I have managed to devise a five-step approach for the layman towards becoming a liberal in Pakistani politics. Step 1: Question the Two-Nation Theory: This is the most important and basic step. You must question why India was divided and ...

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