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Political economics

The ongoing political protests and marches organized by opposition political parties and interest groups against the government have started a new wave of demonstrations and rallies, with the government public…

Economic prospects of Gilgit-Baltistan : Part II

Community organizations have built bridges, irrigation channels and other small infrastructure projects at much lower costs as they participated in the supply of labour and land parcels for these projects.…

Economic indicators in July 2022

The first month of 2022-23 which has just come to an end presents a mixed picture. Perhaps the most positive development is the big containment in the trade deficit during…

The challenge of economic revival Jul 15, 2022

Pakistan’s macroeconomic imbalances have assumed dangerous proportions and the hope for economic recovery is yet to materialise. Absence of any concrete plan for revival has led to a situation where…

Global economic crisis and Neoliberalism

‘The global multilateral economic system has been stress tested twice this century. The first time was with the 2008 global economic meltdown; the second – with the COVID-19 pandemic. And…

Rising economic difficulties

At present Pakistan is facing grim crises. Regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision, the real question is whether our economic difficulties will get resolved. On the economic front, the grim…

A self-sufficient economic model

It is time to strike a strategic balance between public and economic health for the maximum economic good of masses at large, especially the have-nots. As such, while extreme physical austerity needs to be…

Revisiting economic impact of coronavirus

In an earlier article on the subject carried by the Business Recorder on 30th March we dwelt on the economic impact of the Coronavirus on Pakistan’s economy consequential to the…

Public health vs economic health

Focusing exclusively on public health rather than trying to strike a balance between human and economic health, China seems to have succeeded by March 15, in preventing, to a large…

Tax bailout for economic revival

According to various Press reports, all businesses in Pakistan, as elsewhere, badly hit by lockdown in the wake of Covid-19 epidemic, are demanding a comprehensive tax bailout claiming that loan…