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Agreement with the IMF

The IMF staff and the Pakistani authorities have finally reached a staff-level agreement on the 14th of July on policies to complete the seventh and eighth reviews of the Extended…

Govt-IPPs agreement

IPP issue has been dangling for a long time now. Negotiations were going on for the last few months after the famous IPP Report which laid bare facts and background,…

IMF staff agreement

There is considerable uncertainty as to the specific/precise time-bound conditions and structural benchmarks signed-off by Pakistan’s economic team leaders - Finance Minister Dr Hafeez Sheikh and Governor State Bank of…

Treasuries given no indicative level

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) did not provide an indicative level to banks' treasuries within which the rupee dollar parity would be free to fluctuate for the second day…

Dissecting the IPP agreement

Recently an agreement has been signed between a section of IPPs and the government towards resolving the undue and high cost of generation charged by the IPPs. Two separate agreements…

Manifestoes, subsidies instead of reforms

Media personnel were way more insistent on manifestoes from the three national parties in the run up to the 8 February elections than the general public – a demand met…

Lack of economics behind politics Feb 12, 2024

The marriage between politics and economics is well established globally though in Pakistan political parties’ economic agenda varies little mainly due to the imposition of standard time bound quantitative conditions…

Next govt faces an economic tightrope

As the general elections are just around the corner, the economic battleground takes center stage with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the forefront of challenges awaiting the next government.…