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What economic challenges loom ahead?

As Pakistan is getting ready to usher in a new government, the nation's economic trajectory is a focus of attention. The question that looms is whether the change of guard…

Important global economic challenges

Decades of neoliberal assault of advocating greater market fundamentalism, and lesser government regulation produced a global financial and economic order with serious resilience, and equity issues, which were glaringly exposed,…

Economic challenges: timely actions needed

The coalition government of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is approaching completion of its tenure in the next few days. While presenting their last budget for the current fiscal year…

Unaddressed economic challenges

The debate and anxiety throughout Pakistan in the aftermath of the stalled Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme signed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in July 2019, ended unsuccessfully on…

Critical economic challenges

Pakistan’s recent economic crisis, brewing since last few years, intensified in the last quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2022 on account of unsustainable economic measures. This has diminished a large…

Global economic challenges and prospects for 2023

A few days before the release of World Bank’s flagship ‘Global Economic Prospects’ (GEP) January 2023 report recently, the managing director (MD) of International Monetary Fund (IMF) pointed towards a…

Economic challenges

The ousted PTI government, claiming that it had inherited an economic mess, has left behind a situation bordering on disarray. Two headline variables indicative of the seriousness of the economic…

Kabul’s economic challenges

Perhaps out of pique or anger for what has seemed as an ignominious defeat suffered at the hands of the ramshackle Taliban, the US has frozen the nearly $9.5 billion…

Short-, medium-term economic challenges – IV

We now discuss whether there is an excess capacity in the sector and what kind of challenges in transmission and distribution system are currently faced. We also address the subject…