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Revisiting macro-economic policy

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), in its recent First Quarterly Report 2019-20, has stated that the policy mix adopted so far, “appears adequate to address the macroeconomic imbalances and…

Why Does Our Economic Policy Fail Us?

Why does our economic policy fail us?

Economics has been reduced to meaningless numbers in Pakistan and these numbers aren’t even telling us a coherent story. The only story they tell us is that the government doesn’t…

Egypt’s economic policy

The Egyptian government appears to be on the verge of further devaluing the pound. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met the governor of the country’s central bank, Tarek Amer, last week…

Economic Policy Imperatives

Economic policy imperatives

Given the precarious balance of payments and budgetary situation and high rate of inflation and low rate of economic growth, the PML-N government had some clear choices to make regarding…

The PTI’s Economic Policy

The PTI’s economic policy

The PTI has finally come out with its official plan on tackling Pakistan’s economic woes. Before going into its critique, it has to be said that this is an extremely…