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Dar Didn”t Mention Data Manipulation

Dar didn”t mention data manipulation

Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar referred to some statistics, specifically unemployment, released by the Economic Survey 2012-13 as ''politically expedient'' and therefore not credible. Unemployment rate of 6 percent in…

Manipulation Of Prices

Manipulation of prices

The world food crisis of 2007-2008 rumbles on uncontrolled. This food crisis saw the doubling of maize prices, wheat prices rising by 50 per cent and rice prices increasing by…

Subtle Manipulation?

Subtle manipulation?

The Finance Minister Dr Hafeez Sheikh claimed a 4 percent growth rate for the economy while attending the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) spring meeting in April while on 26…

Legislative autocracy

Pakistan’s political terrain, where the drive for democratic stability is constant, sees the formation of a new narrative. As the ruling PML-N and its coalition PPP push forward with legislative…

Change the political chessboard

Pakistan stands at a critical juncture in its democratic journey, grappling with a deepening political crisis that threatens to undermine the very fabric of its society. At the heart of…

Ghost in the machine

Pakistan, grappling with the absence of a personal data protection law for over four years, now faces a bigger issue in the shape of a rapidly evolving digital ecosystem dominated…

Pakistan and IMF

The second and final review of the nine-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was reached this week past (announced on 20 March 2024) however macroeconomic indicators…

Claims of economic improvement

The narrative of the stakeholders today is that there has been a noticeable uptick in various macroeconomic indicators – those that relate to the productive sectors (agriculture, industry), those that…