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Why emphasis on export-led growth becomes imperative

In the expansive arena of economic governance, Ludwig von Mises’ profound assertion resonates: “If one rejects laissez-faire on account of man’s fallibility and moral weakness, one must, for the same…

High-tech export strategy

A 20-member delegation representing various sectors of Pakistan’s industry left for China on December 10, with the objective of enhancing Pakistan’s exports from the present shamefully low figure of $30…

Export sector: prohibitive energy costs

If the economy is to be stabilized, exports can no longer afford to pay for the energy sector’s failures and inefficiencies, and the government’s social obligations. Power tariffs in Pakistan…

Exports collapsing under power sector burden

The fundamental premise upon which the foundations of modern-day economics stand is that resources are finite and therefore must be allocated to their most productive use. However, our policymakers’ erroneous…

How to galvanise our exports

If we can start from an economic policy perspective, policymakers are asking the wrong question: how to increase exports? Instead, the more pressing and immediate question that they must address…

Trade winds: On falling exports

The export figures for the eleven months of fiscal year 2022-23 are very disappointing. We had got used to export growth of over 20% in USD terms over the previous…