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Leadership and economics

Upon the conclusion of every single overseas visit I am filled with sadness and a deep sense of disillusionment. This is despite a divinely blessed deep reservoir of optimistic attitude…

The invisible economic Decimator

In economic terms denominator is a more appropriate word. However, decimator is a more appropriate description of how economic gains are eaten and destroyed by a major invisible factor -…

Economic direction and role of government — II

The overall economic policy, including that of the philosophy of Budget, must take into consideration the fact that cutting-off from the trickle-down economics and dismantling elite capture as a main…

Ladder and the snake

The story of our why Pakistan has not been able to maintain or increase its market share in the rapidly growing textile market has been very much like the game…

Economic constraints and scenarios

There are some important policy issues that need immediate attention but do not get the priority they deserve in policy discussions about the future direction of the economy. This is…

A rough start for ‘geoeconomics’

The nature of the political and economic crisis Pakistan is experiencing is much more profound than we would like to admit. Oddly, the visibility of how severe this crisis is…

The Wait For An Economic Messiah

The wait for an economic messiah

Pakistan’s road to economic development is long, bumpy and full of potholes. With per capita income of about $1456 our world ranking is 140th. It is a periphery country. The…

Poverty and economic policies: Part – I

In 1992, the UN declared October 17 as the International Day to Eradicate Poverty. Since then, on this day governments around the world pledge to reduce poverty and eradicate extreme…

Leaning to the left

It is commonly perceived that Pakistan’s politics revolves around two or possibly three major parties. These of course are the PMLN, the PPP and the PTI though the latter has…