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RCET indispensable for export-led growth?

Textile exports reached $ 11.35 billion in the 9MFY21 from $ 10.41 billion over the corresponding months of last year, showing a growth of 9.06 percent. This year, a record…

Growth in federal tax revenues

Federal tax revenues consist primarily of FBR revenues. In addition, they include other taxes like the gas infrastructure development cess, natural gas development surcharge and the petroleum levy. The share…

Simplification of taxes for growth — III

In this concluding part, we are highlighting various proposals already given to the government of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and some new ideas for restructuring tax administration on national level. Additionally,…

Growth for Balochistan

In my last article ‘Development for Balochistan’ (May 2), I tried to outline an alternative development paradigm for Balochistan as a process of engagement, local planning, resource ownership and inclusive…

Preparing for growth

To create more jobs and tax rupees, Pakistan needs a new approach for reindustrialization. Whereas the bulk of the debate focuses on large-scale manufacturing, both research and developmental experience points…

Risky growth

Through 2019, the last year for which data is available, greenhouse gas emissions and global GDP growth remained as highly correlated as they have been for the last half century.…

Monumental rethink

Pakistan can come out of a severe economic contraction, better than it went into it, if we start thinking and planning for the other side of the Covid-19 nightmare. Independent…

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…