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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…

ARTICLES What do economic indicators say?

Briefing the Cabinet meeting this week in Islamabad, the Secretary of Finance told the cabinet that the country has achieved a stabilized economy with the gross domestic product a record…

Beyond Macroeconomic Indicators

Beyond macroeconomic indicators

Economists, policy practitioners, politicians and international agencies in Pakistan are obsessed with macroeconomic indicators as a way to measure and achieve national progress. They keep on writing and challenging each…

Documentation for economic prosperity

Upon assuming office for the second time, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has undertaken the critical responsibility of steering Pakistan through its prevailing challenges. Addressing attendees at the Tax Excellence Award…

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…

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…

Pakistan’s economic legacy

Assessing Pakistan’s economic legacy is more than a historical reflection; it is a critical analysis of its trajectory. Successive governments’ policies shape growth, stability, and resilience, impacting the nation’s economy…

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…

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…