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Power sector reforms

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has had a profound effect on global energy markets. Price volatility, supply shortages, security issues, and economic uncertainty have contributed to what the…

Power sector reforms: lessons from Turkey

Pakistan embarked upon a series of reforms in the power sector in the 1990s, more or less around the same time as Turkey. In Pakistan, these reforms started with the…

Women empowerment reforms

THE obvious is often obscure, it seems. The state of affairs regarding women’s rights has hardly ever been a matter of pressing concern for our masters. Yet ornamented rhetoric has…

Tax, Power Sectors Need Reforms

Tax, power sectors need reforms

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visiting Pakistan on a Post Project Monitoring (PPM) mission a couple of weeks ago emphasised yet again the need for power and tax sector…

Power Sector Reforms

Power sector reforms

In an exclusive interview to Business Recorder team comprising Wasim Iqbal, Zaheer Abbasi and Naveed Butt, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Dr Nadeem-ul-Haq, a retired 24-year staff member of the International…

Power Sector Reforms Update

Power sector reforms update

The government of Pakistan (GoP) initiated structural reforms in the power sector under the Power Sector Reform Plan (2010) finalised by the Cabinet Committee on Restructuring (CCOR). Implementation of Power…

NFC: call for fiscal reforms

In an analysis of the 7th NFC Award (‘Fiscal realities: A case for NFC reform’, March 20), published on these pages, I showed that provincial governments collect a small fraction…