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Beyond Macroeconomic Indicators

Beyond macroeconomic indicators

Economists, policy practitioners, politicians and international agencies in Pakistan are obsessed with macroeconomic indicators as a way to measure and achieve national progress. They keep on writing and challenging each…

Beyond macroeconomics

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) epitomizes a global economic paradigm rooted in inequality with little emphasis on inclusiveness. Advocates of this model argue that some degree of inequality is essential,…

Macroeconomics Causality In Pakistan

Macroeconomics causality in Pakistan

Pakistan's wizards keep on toting figures in macroeconomic terms that have no meaning for the a) general public and b) for the economy as such. The common man is not…

Reliance on foreign loans

Economic Affairs Division in its foreign economic assistance (FEA) data disclosed a 58 percent rise in foreign loan inflows in the first quarter (July-September) of the current fiscal year compared…

Consequences of frequent borrowing

The government of Pakistan has a plan of borrowing yet another time from commercial banks over next three months. We have also sought the bailout packages from the IMF. This…

Widening Indo-Pak economic divide

This is the final part of a two-part series of articles, highlighting the differences between India and Pakistan’s state of the economy. Cricket, a great if not the only unifier…

Only and only elections…

Here’s a scenario. The president doubles down on his deadline for the election, the supreme court agrees that it was indeed the prerogative of the ceremonial head of state to…

Power bills and public anger

The usual jargon was issued by the Prime Minister’s Office on 27, Sunday, after an inconclusive emergent meeting was called in the aftermath of violent street protests in several cities…