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Is economic planning viable?

Planning, both short- and long-term, is an essential part of modern economic management. In order to delve into the arguments concerning their utility and usefulness, it’s prudent to briefly deliberate…

Planning educational emergency

‘What the best and wisest parents wants for his own child, that must the community want for all of its children. Any other ideal for our schools is narrow and…

Global conflicts, economic uncertainties

2024 emerged as a comparatively optimistic period in contrast to the challenging preceding years marked by Covid-19 pandemic. In its aftermath, global economy faced significant upheavals, with numerous businesses shutting…

Planning a non-austerity, pro-growth IMF programme

In its April 2023 flagship World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pointed out that economic growth enables countries in a better way to service debt repayments,…

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…

Planning for the future

This requires us to acquire the highest level of expertise in new and emerging technologies to be able to leapfrog into the future. We must also establish a clear roadmap…

Journey of economic revival

On April 19, 2022, I faced the most challenging day of my life when I took on the role of federal minister for planning, development & special initiatives. I was…

Economic policy by the interim govt

Given Pakistan is facing very difficult economic challenge, mainly in the shape of bringing debt sustainability, on one hand, and on the other controlling inflation, while also providing as much…

‘Heat economic policy’

It is, indeed, important that Pakistan should continue to deal with its macroeconomic and growth challenges of the traditional nature, reducing twin deficits, avoiding stagflation, reforming state-owned enterprises, and fixing…

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…