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Pakistan's economic management is on roller coaster ride, we now have a new Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). Sincere best wishes for him on assuming the unenviable role of…

The Data Controversy

The data controversy

Official statistics are a public trust. Much of the edifice (if not all) of government policy effort and action should be rested on the foundations of accurate, credible, transparent, accountable…

There Was Divergence Of Data

There was divergence of data

There was a massive rise in statistical discrepancy in July March 2015-16 estimated at negative 145.8 billion rupees as opposed to negative 61.4 billion rupees the year before - a…

Dar Didn”t Mention Data Manipulation

Dar didn”t mention data manipulation

Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar referred to some statistics, specifically unemployment, released by the Economic Survey 2012-13 as ''politically expedient'' and therefore not credible. Unemployment rate of 6 percent in…

Conceptual poverty of foreign policy

By looking closely at the interlinked deprivations of poor people, this report provides valuable insights on how to tackle multidimensional poverty—referred to simply as “poverty” throughout—by addressing its multiple dimensions—Global…

Pakistan and gender ranking

Despite progress, why does Pakistan’s ranking register no change on all indices of gender equality? We ascribe it to deep-seated patriarchy that ensures persistent structural discrimination without ever questioning ranking…

Corruption-poverty nexus

Goal 16 of the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs) makes the case that fighting corruption is at the heart of delivering a better world. Transparency International (IT), according to its…