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Dismal saving and investment rates

Much of Pakistan’s current economic crisis revolves around the low savings and investment rates. This is the primary reason why Pakistan has been unable to compete with rest of the…

Protecting foreign investment

Foreign investment plays a significant role in the economic development of a country as it boosts economic growth, supplements domestic savings and investments. It often leads to the establishment or…

Protecting foreign investment

Foreign investment plays a significant role in the economic development of a country as it boosts economic growth, supplements domestic savings and investments. It often leads to the establishment or…

Equitable and green CPEC

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a transformative project which will be potentially reshaping the landscape of Pakistan and the contours of its future. CPEC, a cornerstone of Beijing’s ambitious…

SIFC and Pakistan’s future

Pakistan’s economy has witnessed several challenges in the past few years. The country was on the verge of default up until a few months back. Some quarters blame the PDM’s…

Private savings, govt dissaving: debt

Savings by an individual/householder or a government have different objectives and constraints and while a healthy savings account maybe a desired goal for a householder yet it is not always…

Ramen and robes: a legal comedy

In a recently penned article, a capitalism-themed justification was provided for peanuts in paychecks for budding lawyers. To put it in Shakespearean words, ‘Verily, what a time to be a…

In defence of BISP and NFC

The crushing fiscal constraints currently facing Islamabad are forcing moves in various directions to tame the deficit. A number of options can be available. One rational way would be to…