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GIDC: Controversy And Solution

GIDC: controversy and solution

Perhaps the government underestimated the potential of the controversy the GIDC carried. While the government withdrew the GIDC ordinance within days of its promulgation, the hurried manner in which it…

Replacing hopium with reality: Part – II

Pakistan revises its energy prices on a fortnightly (fuel, LPG and LNG), monthly (power) and biannually (gas) basis. This habit needs to be replaced by an approach that smoothens the…

Hopium – II

Energy pricing fortnightly (fuel, LPG and LNG), monthly (power) and 6 monthly (gas) needs an approach that smoothens the impact and reduces the risk without causing political despair every fortnight,…

A directionless budget

The budget is built on expectations and assumptions (prayers) of global commodities to move out of the super cycle in the next few months. The government built the budgetary framework…

Early signs of recovery

Many economists and analysts have claimed gloom and doom in the aftermath of Covid-19 and exchange rate rates adjustments. The policy of targeted subsidies over blanket is reaping fruits, and…

Emerging risks

The prospects for the economy of Pakistan are shrouded by growing uncertainty and risk factors, due to developments both on the external and domestic fronts. The pre-dominant concern currently is…

The MPC projections

The last meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the SBP was held on the 14th of December 2021, after the meeting on the 17th of November 2021. Combined,…

Inflated electricity bills

For a good 68 percent of the population that has access to electricity in Pakistan, the monthly electricity bill has been full of surprises. They find it difficult to comprehend…

North-South pipeline: some proposals

A new gas transmission pipeline to transmit imported RLNG from Port Qasim to Lahore is under active discussion; it is even implementation for the last six months. The project was…