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Once again PSEs under the spotlight

In the 4th year of its tenure, the PTI government has diverted its focus to privatisation of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs). The rhetoric however is much the same as it was…

PSEs: misplaced optimism

The government’s quest for turning around loss-making Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) continues in the fourth year of its tenure. It has been reported that the government has handed over the…

Privatising PSEs only solution?

The incumbent government, in its third year in office, appears to have concluded that restructuring and turnaround of loss making Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) is an exercise in futility and…

Judges’ lapses

“LORD Woolf cannot quite make up his mind whether he is a liberal reformer or the shop steward for the only trade union in the country whose members wear wigs…

Rudderless PSEs

The position of the Chairman BoI, which fell vacant after the departure of Haroon as Chairman BoI who served the organisation for eight months, is lying vacant since last month.…

Loss-making PSEs: Restructuring versus privatization

The PTI government has finally announced its policy of opting for the restructuring and turnaround of its main loss-making state enterprises as against their privatisation. The government has accordingly earmarked…

Reviving ailing PSEs – I

The Federal Cabinet last month decided to constitute "Sarmaya-e-Pakistan Company" to revive 193 state-owned entities and manage their affairs in an efficient manner. Reportedly, the Board of Governors, to be…

Reviving ailing PSEs – II

The last week's column identified the key gaps observed by the incumbent government in the public sector enterprises (PSEs) such as lack of relevant skills and expertise in administrative ministries…

PIA and the other PSEs that won’t fly

Our loss-making State Enterprises continue to eat into national finances, even if one can't really put a precise number on the losses they have racked up since inception. Besides the…