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Removing institutional impediments

The past few days have witnessed some encouraging positive developments on the country’s financial front providing the much-needed respite for economy and businesses, deeply marred by uncertainty and pessimistic sentiments.…

Today’s Imran Khan supporter

Many have been taken by surprise by the resonance of former prime minister Imran Khan’s blistering political attacks ever since he realised that he was toast. Though he lost the…

Reforms: institutional impediments (Part – II)

An attempt was made by the National Commission for Government Reforms (NCGR) to present a comprehensive package that proposed a strong district government system with specific focus on education, health…

Reforms: institutional impediments (Part – I)

Pakistan excels among many other developing countries in producing first-rate diagnostic studies (what is wrong with us?) , strategies, five-year and annual plans, reports but our implementation record is one…

Institutional challenges

The majestic architecture of a state stands with the support of three main pillars, namely, Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary. The success and strength of a state consolidate when all these…

Institutional autonomy in Pakistan

The recent kerfuffle about central bank autonomy in Pakistan is unraveling some basic fissures in Pakistan’s economy, confronting which our economic managers and political leaders have continually tried to ostrich…

BISP and institutional reforms

In the social protection debate we usually play down the role of short-term relief work in alleviating human suffering when emergencies hit, or during a situation of crisis. The social…

Institutional dialogue

The Senate on August 10, 2017 proposed an intra-institutional dialogue amongst the military, judiciary, parliament and the executive on the way forward after the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz…