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Claims of economic improvement

The narrative of the stakeholders today is that there has been a noticeable uptick in various macroeconomic indicators – those that relate to the productive sectors (agriculture, industry), those that…

Pakistan’s promising economic outlook

The finance division’s ‘monthly economic outlook report’ for the month of November reveals that Pakistan’s economy is on a gradual but promising path of recovery. The country has witnessed a…

Mixed economic trends

The first five months of 2023-24 have witnessed upturns and downturns both globally and within Pakistan. There was earlier some evidence that the world economy was on the recovery path,…

Comparing economic performances

PEOPLE often ask which political party has the best track record of managing the economy and producing the best results. It is a tricky question to give a straightforward answer…

Economic half-truths

After pushing Pakistan’s economy towards partial deindustrialisation, the pundits of the neo-liberal world have come up again with a new anti-people agenda. These ‘experts’ now want the government to sell…

Rising global economic uncertainties

‘Businesses, governments, and investors were already navigating a foggy global landscape before the tragic events unfolding in the Middle East. …Even in the highly unlikely event that the geopolitical situation…

Beyond macroeconomics

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) epitomizes a global economic paradigm rooted in inequality with little emphasis on inclusiveness. Advocates of this model argue that some degree of inequality is essential,…

Economic pragmatism vs ideological rigidity

Compare last week’s newspaper headlines with those from the 1990s and it would seem that little has changed in Pakistan’s economic circumstances. Currently, as in the 1990s, the country is…

FY23: Uncovering drivers of economic performance

The National Account numbers for FY2023 have been published and, unfortunately, they paint a truly dismal picture of economic performance. Under the PDM (Pakistan Democratic Movement) government, economic activity has…