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USD to PKR forecast for 2024 — I

Studies, analyses, projections and estimations of exchange rates for any currency constitute the job of economists. They are trained and qualified people insofar as these subjects are concerned. Accountants, who…

Shift away from USD picking up the pace

The mighty US dollar that reigned supreme for several decades is witnessing a challenge to its dominance. There is a noticeable shift from US dollar to local currencies. So far, over 20…

Why the USD matters?

Whenever I meet clients and investors, the one discussion I always end up having, regardless of market conditions, is on currency markets. There are often strong views expressed about why…

USD-PKR parity—I

Noted rating agency recently predicted that USD/ Rupee parity will reach around Rs 180 to USD 1 by next year. Their prediction is based on the presumption that there is…

Agriculture is not the future of Pakistan

The argument that Pakistan is an agrarian economy is always reinforced by the agriculture sector’s significant share in GDP, its role as the single largest exporter, the largest employer that…

The FDI mantra & existing investors

Net FDI (foreign direct investment) inflow numbers are clear indicators of a stable environment for investors. High FDI inflows suggest that existing investors are satisfied and that the country’s business…

Energy challenges

We no longer have the luxury to exist in an isolated ecosystem where we can pre-determine the effect of international events on our policies and strategies. It has, instead become…

Properties of Pakistanis in Dubai

In 2019 when I was the Chairman of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) I asked my Director General International Taxation to collect the data of persons holding ‘Iqamas’ of the…