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Growth rate has increased but…

 The economy has shown sharply divergent symptoms and indicators in 2017-18. According to the estimates by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the GDP growth rate has been rising consistently since…

Lower GDP growth rate in 2018-19

The economy has been in a state of ‘stagflation’ for over a year now. The GDP growth rate has fallen while there has been a spurt in the rate of…

Raising The Growth Rate

Raising the growth rate

Pakistan needs to ramp up its growth rate because the country faces a population bulge for almost the next 35 years; 230 million are projected to be in the labour…

Raising The Growth Rate

Raising the growth rate

What other sectors of the economy would one support to absorb the large annual increments to the labour force and enable them to earn a respectable livelihood? The relevance of…

Growth versus high discount rate

Pakistan will experience the lowest growth rate in the region in fiscal year 2020 (ending 30 June 2020) at 2.4 percent, lower than Afghanistan’s 3 percent, Sri Lanka’s 3.3 percent,…

New Growth Strategy

New growth strategy

The Planning Commission has developed a framework for economic growth (FEG) which is a strategy that aims for sustained growth emphasising economic reform and productivity. The strategy is a radical…