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Sustaining Agricultural Growth

Sustaining agricultural growth

With the publication of the latest official data on Pakistan’s economy in the year 2015-16, a matter of serious concern for policymakers has arisen: the negative growth in agricultural output.…

Increase in imports leads to economic growth?

After facing challenges on the export front for the last few years, Pakistan has shown robust recovery in exports during this year (2017-18). According to the provisional data of Pakistan…

Grossly inflated growth number

The government has claimed that current year's 5.8 percent growth is the "highest in 13 years". Firstly, this number is highly fragile because it is based on 6 to 8…

Why prospects for agri growth growing dimmer?

We claim to be an agricultural economy but successive governments' agriculture policies are one example which have proven to be futile in providing incentives to growers to cultivate international crops…

Organising For Growth And Development

Organising for growth and development

Pakistan is world's sixth largest country based on population; 60 percent of its population is under the age of 25. To gainfully employ this youth bulge almost 2.5 to 3…

Key driver of economic growth

Successive governments have neglected the country's transition to a knowledge economy at the cost of better exports and healthy economy The realisation that big money lies in high technology has…

Growth And Prosperity

Growth and prosperity

At the dawn of 2017 Pakistan is at an economic crossroads. On the one side we have the IMF warning that unless Pakistan puts in place a comprehensive strategy for…

Taxes For Growth – I

Taxes for growth – I

One of the main tools of tax policy is to increase the level of savings and capital formation in the private sector partly for borrowing by the government and partly…

Increasing productivity key to revive growth

The Asia-Pacific region's successful achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development needs to be driven by broad-based productivity gains and rebalancing of economies towards domestic and regional demand. This…