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The timing of the budget fiscal year 2019

The Abbasi administration has wholeheartedly endorsed Ishaq Dar's oft-announced decision to formulate and present the budget for fiscal year 2018-19 even though the party's tenure ends on 1 June 2018…

Budget Fiscal Year 2019: Where to go?

The main fault-line of budget 2018-19 is its failure to provide a roadmap for self-reliance - collecting taxes as per real tax potential and achieving growth rate of over 7%…

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2009-10

First quarter fiscal year 2009-10

Real Sector: After several months of output decline/sluggishness, the real sector of the economy - large scale manufacturing and exports, in particular - is signalling an incipient recovery. -- Production…

Budget Fiscal Year 2010

Budget fiscal year 2010

As the budget FY10 complexities unwind with the debates at different forums ranging from parliamentarians to industrialists, while incorporating the views of economic pundits, tax consultants, and opposition experts, inertness…

Year of living on the edge

TRENDS in the outgoing year do not indicate an optimistic outlook for Pakistan’s politics and economy in 2022, when general elections will only be a year away. The political temperature…