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Fixing The Economy

Fixing the economy

As a nation we seem to believe that there is either a magic wand that will make our problems disappear or that undertaking reforms is like fixing an electricity fuse…

Forebodings And Forewarnings

Forebodings and forewarnings

The elections are, at last, over and by the time this article appears, the final outcome will have emerged. As voters wended their way to polling booths, they were assailed…

Challenges And Opportunities

Challenges and opportunities

Arrangements made for re-polling at 43 stations in NA-250 showed the ECP and the Army the difference such arrangements could have made to the May 11 election results whose authenticity…

Challenge Of GDP Growth

Challenge of GDP growth

Lacklustre  economic growth and large fiscal and external imbalances (with declining rates of growth also contributing to poor growth in revenues) have made macro-economic management a challenging task. Still-high inflation…

The Only Caveat

The only caveat

The UNDP’s Human Development Report 2013, ‘The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World’ is a vindication of the assertion that the future of world economic growth…

The Myth Of May 11

The myth of May 11

Some commentators, who are perfectly rational and do not believe in such esoteric things as numerology or the relevance of dates, have – nevertheless – observed that May 11 has…

Muslim World In Decline

Muslim world in decline

Myanmar is a country that is supposed to be recovering from years of dictatorial rule and moving towards democracy and an opening up to the rest of the world. It…

Energy Prospects For Pakistan

Energy prospects for Pakistan

Access to reliable, affordable and uninterrupted electric power and other forms of energy is the key to economic growth and welfare of any society. Studies by International Energy Agency and…

Tax Dispute Resolution

Tax dispute resolution

The administration of a tax system is, in itself, a costly exercise. But ensuring taxpayer compliance with tax laws is an added burden. Tax authorities sometimes have to incur costs…

Pakistan’s Economy – II

Pakistan’s economy – II

Lessons of experience Positive policy actionsThe above brief economic history narrative suggests several points. Political leaders, both civil and military, have had a major impact on the course of economic…