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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…

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…

How to achieve economic prosperity

India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and some other emerging markets have made tremendous strides in the economic and financial sectors. This prompts many to assert that Pakistan can also be an economic…

Widening Indo-Pak economic divide

This is the final part of a two-part series of articles, highlighting the differences between India and Pakistan’s state of the economy. Cricket, a great if not the only unifier…

Economic impasse and political instability

The economic challenges of Pakistan are appallingly enduring, and unless we effectively address fiscal discipline issues, expand our tax base, and eliminate resource wastage, the country’s economic stagnation is likely…