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Economic policy needs a hard reset

The present currency crisis in Pakistan is unprecedented. PKR has depreciated against USD from 180 to 305 since March 2022, and now it is a creating a self-feeding bubble. People…

Economic Survey: Government Needs To Work Harder

Economic Survey: government needs to work harder

The government of PML-N last month entered the fourth year of governing the country. President Mamnoon Hussain while addressing a joint session of parliament earlier this week stated: "The successful…

Economic Team Needs A Revisit

Economic team needs a revisit

A little over one month after the federal budget for 2011-12 became effective few believe that any of the budgetary targets would be met. The government has already been compelled…

The profundity of economic power

The US has warned of potential sanctions for any country considering business deals with Iran hours after India signed a 10-year contract with Iran to operate the Chabahar port. In…

Pakistan needs a new political party

For the first time ever, many of us are not just apprehensive but frightened about the future of Pakistan. Daily survival is getting harder and harder for our people, our…

Growth model needs to be long term

Pakistan has never achieved impressive growth rates in its history with the highest rate (average) achieved in the 1960s of 6.8 percent (attributed to the Korean War that enabled the…

Pakistan’s (mis)leading economic indicator

The upward movement of the stock market, such as the KSE-100, usually leads to optimism among businesses, statisticians and policymakers. They celebrate these figures as the sign of a national…