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US, Afghanistan and IMF

A rare opportunity to extricate Pakistan's economy from its on-going tribulations has emerged by the recently started peace initiative in Afghanistan by the US. The process which began with meetings…

Status of the IMF programme

There continues to be a hiatus in the finalization of the sixth review of the IMF Extended Fund Facility to Pakistan. The Pakistan economic team, led by the Finance Minister…

Blame the IMF

Petrol has gone up to Rs146. Blame the IMF. The price of wheat flour has gone up from Rs35 a kilogram three years ago to Rs70 per kilogram. Blame the…

Dilemma facing IMF, and Programme countries

The pandemic has seen international commodity prices, especially food prices, sky rocket; while oil prices also cross $80 a barrel a few days ago, which is the highest level of…

Questionable IMF projections

The Staff Report of the IMF on the second to fifth reviews under the Extended Fund facility to Pakistan has just been released. This is an important document as it…

Pakistan should leave IMF programme

Pakistan should come out of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme, pursue active economic diplomacy, and usher in deep non-neoliberal institutional, organizational, and market reforms, for which the PM should…

Life after IMF

THE IMF has raised several warning flags on the economic challenges facing developing countries in its latest World Economic Outlook. Essentially, the world is now firmly in the clutches of…