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It’s all about the economy

Karachi, being Pakistan’s premier industrial and financial centre and home to 90 percent of the multinational corporations operating in Pakistan, and also with the largest formal economy of the country…

Rising energy tariffs, sinking economy

Unless power tariffs for industrial consumers are rationalized immediately, economic catastrophe is imminent. Pakistan faces a situation akin to the “boiling frog” metaphor, where the gradual increase in energy tariffs…

Israel holds Palestinian economy captive

The Israeli war in Gaza is speeding up Israel’s “annexation” of the Palestinian economy, say analysts, who argue it has been hobbled for decades by agreements that followed the Oslo…

There’s need to focus on economy

Breaking a two-week impasse following elections, Pakistan’s political power-brokers, after extensive negotiations, have reached an agreement to form a new coalition government with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to lead the centre supported by…

Economy on a knife-edge after election

With ballot-box rigging, arbitrary arrests, politicization of the judiciary, media censorship, and endless internet blackouts, democracy has become a distant memory in Pakistan. The elections held on February 8, after…

PTI’s ‘White Paper’ on economy

A couple of days ago, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) presented ‘White Paper’ at a seminar on the economy, which indeed is in perilous situation. A number of policy-makers from PTI’s time…