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SBA won’t cut it

Fine, it was the single biggest one-day jump in the stock market in 15 years. But is it really that unbelievable, even unusual, for the benchmark index and local currency…

After the SBA

The recent standby agreement (SBA) with the IMF has created a wave of optimism among businesses and markets in Pakistan. The Pakistan Stock Exchange witnessed a remarkable milestone as the…

Disbanding NAB

Disbanding NAB

Corruption in the public and private sectors has caused great damage by undermining the socio-political and economic fabric of society. History bears testimony to the fact that societies riddled with…

Wheat: the solution

There is a clear, lasting, and simple solution to Pakistan’s Rs300 billion recurring wheat powder keg. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has no solution. Seventy-six years of paralysis, a living testament.…

‘Large and long’?

Not much of what new finance minister, Muhammad Aurangzeb, said in his first official media interaction was new – privatisation, digitalisation, tax-to-GDP ratio, even hinting at a lower interest rate…

Redemption of the power sector

A host of sectoral lacunas prevailing in the energy sector have yet to be tackled leave alone overcome and the question that is being asked by the public is whether…

Transparency, taxation & reforms

Macroeconomic conditions have improved over the course of the program. Growth of 2 percent is expected in FY24 given continued recovery in the second half of the fiscal year. The…

Labour Day thoughts

Do you think the country’s labour class, especially daily wagers, spent the Labour Day holiday celebrating and commemorating their “struggles for fair wages and better working conditions”? That is, after…