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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…

China Can Teach

China can teach

I have had the considerable good luck to visit China with national and international organisations but the valuable insight into China that one gained on official visits with the Pakistani…

An Optimal Tax System

An optimal tax system

Tax systems in most developing countries are far from optimal. Indeed, the need for adequate government revenues without excessive borrowing is sometimes in conflict with sound economic fundamentals. Most often…

Excellent Institutions

Excellent institutions

few days ago my dear friend, Hanif Abbasi, invited me to attend the annual prize distribution ceremony at the Government Postgraduate Viqar-un-Nisa College for Women (VNC) in Rawalpindi as chief…

The Rise Of India

The rise of India

Can India become a great power? This question is taken up by the weekly Economist in its March 27 edition. New Delhi, as the weekly sees it, has the potential…

Rent-seeking And Governance

Rent-seeking and governance

There is no denying the penetration of rent-seeking in the country. It is reflected in multiple forms and manifestations. The elite ie landlords, industrialists, top civil and military bureaucracy are…