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Path to economic stability

Pakistan has a crucial role in the complex web of global geopolitics, facing both difficulties and opportunities that converge at the intersection of democracy, sovereignty, and economic stability. Amid a…

Economic stability?

Pakistan’s economic recovery outlook is not promising. The recent election in Pakistan reflects a recurring pattern seen in many elections, where financial considerations are often disregarded in pursuing political power.…

Elusive macroeconomic stability

In a recent statement reportedly, interim finance minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar indicated that there were signs of economic recovery, whereby she pointed out: ‘There are some initial signs of economic…

Fair elections and economic stability

“Gross financing needs are very large, mostly due to large debt service payments, while external market financing has dried up. Confidence is weak, and credit rating agencies have downgraded Pakistan…

Macroeconomic Stability And Public Debt

Macroeconomic stability and public debt

An appraisal of the government’s strategy to achieve macroeconomic stability by leaning on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for credit inflow reflected in its new bid, for which a formal…

Macroeconomic Stability

Macroeconomic stability

Universally accepted norms of achieving a balanced and sustainable economic growth of a country are its GDP growth rate, level of private and government consumption, private and public sector investments,…

Achieving Economic Stability

Achieving economic stability

Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh is the fourth person appointed by the present government in two years to look after the ministry of finance. Finance is the only portfolio which witnessed…

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…

Economic growth amid political instability

Political instability is a serious impediment to economic progress. Not only does it shorten policymakers’ horizons leading to suboptimal short term macroeconomic policies, but it is also the cause of…