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Balancing policies for private sector growth

In the medium term, addressing Pakistan’s balance of payment problem requires a policy framework centered on facilitating private sector investment, both domestic and international. A stable political and economic environment…

Prosperity: criticality of private sector

“The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones.” - John Maynard Keynes Innovation is critical for Pakistan - not only for growth and…

Private sector investment

Pakistan is amongst the nations with the lowest investment and saving rates in the world. This has obstructed progress towards a sustainable economic growth. According to data from the Economic…

Private sector savings

The discount rate set by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) chaired by Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Dr Reza Baqir has been linked to the rate applicable on national…

Let private sector run the show

It’s not a myth that in Pakistan the government is poor while people are cash rich. The public debt is five times the private sector’s formal credit. There is little…

Inducting private sector into shipowning

Successive governments in Pakistan have been making efforts for the revival of the shipping industry since the early 1990s. A number of policy decisions and taxation incentives have been offered…

Attracting The Private Sector

Attracting the private sector

Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, during a recent seminar on ‘Security through Self Reliance’, emphasized the need to attract the private sector in the field of defence…

Private sector needs more space

First time in two decades, domestic debt sustainability including PSE debt is in question; about 20 years back, the external debt servicing of the country was too high which was…