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Economic policy, federal budget and role of opposition

‘…the existence of the opposition is ‘nearly the most distinctive characteristic of democracy’. In parliamentary democracies, since government and parliamentary majorities often coincide, the opposition is expected to function as…

What’s the deal with our solar policy?

In the intricate dance between policy formulation and economic stability, the narrative of local investors and consumers emerges as a poignant tale of uncertainty and disillusionment. The saga surrounding net…

Federal budget and pro-cyclical policy

The federal budget, due to come into effect in the next few days, has continued with the pro-cyclical policy approach, whereby as growth continues to remain stuck in a low…

Climate change, austerity policy, and IMF programme

Pakistan is likely to enter into an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme – which is different from a standby arrangement (SBA) programme since, in addition to targeting macroeconomic stabilisation, including…

KU body okays HEC’s graduate education policy

A meeting of the academic council of the University of Karachi approved the Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) Graduate Education Policy in the light of the recommendations submitted by the committee…

Budget & tax policy

‘The impact of economic growth on the lives of people is partly a matter of income distribution, but it also depends greatly on the use that is made of the…