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Cricket And Politics

Cricket and politics

Cricket commands creed-like devotion in Pakistan and cricketers frequent the list of national heroes, though they can be turned into villains in no time in case they don’t measure up…

The ESCAP Survey

The ESCAP survey

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) launched its flagship document – the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013 (hereafter survey)…

Economic Effects Of Elections

Economic effects of elections

There is a flutter of activities now that elections are upon us. I have been a bit dismayed at elections not because this election may not be fair (it never…

The ESCAP Survey

The ESCAP survey

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) launched its flagship document – the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013 (hereafter survey)…

Of IMF And Things To Come

Of IMF and things to come

There is no use in avoiding the obvious - it is best that we as a nation reconcile ourselves to the fact that another IMF programme is inevitable. If there…

A Careless Caretaker Government

A careless caretaker government

There was no dearth of warnings about the impending economic crisis prior to the induction of the interim government. The PPP-led government had followed policies that led to a dire…

Biogas Potential In Pakistan

Biogas potential in Pakistan

For the last five years, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources (MPNR) has been trying to implement a LNG project of a rather small capacity of 400 Billion Cubic Feet…

Human Hybrids In Economic System

Human hybrids in economic system

What is more important - knowledge of economics as taught and practised in the West or Wisdom as practised in the East or local level ethics? Pakistan has always been…

What Ails The SBP?

What ails the SBP?

The amendments made to Section 9 of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Act in 1994, 1997 and 2012 have redefined the role and responsibilities of the Central Board of…