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Roadmap to economic recovery [Part – III]

The first two parts in this series discussed why we keep falling into crisis situations, and the need for the economy to grow. Low public and private investment are behind…

Economic indicators in July 2022

The first month of 2022-23 which has just come to an end presents a mixed picture. Perhaps the most positive development is the big containment in the trade deficit during…

Global economic players’ dismal policy action

International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released the July 2022 update of one of its flagship reports ‘World Economic Outlook’ (WEO). The title ‘Gloomy and more uncertain’ of the report for…

The challenge of economic revival Jul 15, 2022

Pakistan’s macroeconomic imbalances have assumed dangerous proportions and the hope for economic recovery is yet to materialise. Absence of any concrete plan for revival has led to a situation where…

The politics of economics!

Continuity in economic policies is considered critical in providing a sustained conducive environment for private sector activity — a continuity that is naturally disrupted with a change of government. Imran…

An economic doomsday?

Economy is the most important aspect of a modern state’s life. Pakistan faces an unprecedented and deep economic crisis. There is no hope of its quick recovery. It seriously threatens…

Economic and political instability

‘“Only a crisis — actual or perceived — produces real change. When the crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around.” Friedman, one…

Real clear economics

There is much confusion about our economic predicament. Yet, nothing could be clearer. On the security of the wealth and income of present and future generations, governments of Pakistan have…