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Rebasing GDP

Rebasing GDP

The caretaker government has approved the rebasing of GDP, as well as changes in the measurement of national accounts from the System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993 to SNA 2008.…

Elections And The Economy

Elections and the economy

The people of Pakistan have made known their will through the ballot on May 11, 2013. The PML-N has emerged as the clear winner and will be able to form…

Gorilla In The Closet Problem Of NSS

Gorilla in the closet Problem of NSS

Reducing the budget deficit has traditionally been hard for Pakistan, given the country's problem with stagnant tax collection and unyielding public spending; it is only exacerbated by endemic corruption. Countries…

Elections And The Greater Common Good

Elections and the greater common good

The most sought after event in Pakistan is on and the people of this country have great store by this event. What does it mean to the common person? Will…

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…

PPP’s Strategy To Retain Power

PPP’s strategy to retain power

Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) 2013 election strategy is distinct from its own past strategies as well as those being employed by other political parties. While the immediate family of…

The Issues With Specialists/technocrats

The issues with specialists/technocrats

 Pakistan is once again in the throes of chaos. In public service I thrived on chaos. When there is no one in charge or when everyone is under uncertainty one…

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…

Pakistan’s Economy – I

Pakistan’s economy – I

Alongsides is the first part of a three-part series by an economist who has reflected on his more than half a century involvement with the country's economy. Pakistan has had…