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Test case of political finance

THE regulation of political finance (PF) offers one of the greatest challenges to democracies around the world. Political parties, elected legislators and governments can become hostage to powerful and extremely…

Challenges before the new finance minister

President Asif Ali Zardari has taken oath from the newly-inducted Federal Cabinet headed by second time Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif. Among the 19-member cabinet, 13 are members of…

Who should be the finance minister?

Asking the wrong question is one of the most prominent qualities of the Pakistani public discourse. ‘Who should be the finance minister?’ is the wrong question. Whoever is made finance…

Climate finance geopolitics

THE lines of distinction between climate finance and traditional development financing have been blurred. Concurrently, national and provincial roles and responsibilities in Pakistan to access international climate finance have become…