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Short-, medium-term economic challenges – IV

We now discuss whether there is an excess capacity in the sector and what kind of challenges in transmission and distribution system are currently faced. We also address the subject…

Economics – the art of flawed logic

An oft quoted proverb in Pakistan is that politics is about the art of the possible - a proverb that has usually been used to mainly justify an alliance between…

Economics – the art of flawed logic

An oft quoted proverb in Pakistan is that politics is about the art of the possible - a proverb that has usually been used to mainly justify an alliance between…

Economic prospects

Pakistan has a geo-strategic importance largely because one of the world's most important trade routes in the fast growing intra-regional trading segment of global economy passes through it. With strategic…

Afghan connection

SHAH Mehmood Qureshi had a busy week. The trip by the US secretary of state was followed by a visit by the Chinese foreign minister. One theme ran through both…

Economic Geology Of CPEC: Part – II

Economic geology of CPEC: Part – II

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) did not appear in a historical vacuum, but rather emerged from the womb of historical continuum. Building upon China’s historical connections with the Pakistani side…

Economic Reforms: Part – VII

Economic reforms: Part – VII

We now turn to another area where the reforms process has been sporadic and which to this day remains a source of continuing economic inefficiencies as well as burdens on…

Economic Reforms: Part – II

Economic reforms: Part – II

Economic notes In the first part of this series that was published last week, we had explained the notion of economic reforms. One of the key messages was that, despite…

International Connections

International connections

There was a time when Pakistanis would be found chanting loudly for internationalising an issue. They thought that by involving the world they had a better chance of getting a…