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Ramp up exports ( Part – II )

The strategy I propose aligns with a National Export Vision, echoing the principles of a sovereign, progressive, and efficient welfare state. The short to medium-term mission statements encompass prioritizing export-led…

Ramp up exports [Part – I]

In the current economic landscape of Pakistan, a clarion call for transformation resounds. The economic woes, manifested in perpetual borrowing, mounting external debts, and a precarious balance of payments, demand…

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…

Falling exports and imports

The February figures of exports, imports and balance of trade have just been released. They tell a story of extreme contraction in the volume of trade. Cumulatively, over the first…