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Economic downslide

The alarming downslide of Pakistan on the economic front has only been adding to the miseries of the people of Pakistan. The most crucial questions are: how can the country…

Global economic players’ dismal policy action

International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released the July 2022 update of one of its flagship reports ‘World Economic Outlook’ (WEO). The title ‘Gloomy and more uncertain’ of the report for…

Global economic prospects under Covid-19 crisis

Covid-19 has badly exposed the lack of interdisciplinary approach of mainstream economics – the theoretical basis for widely practiced economic policy, both at the level of most countries and multilateral…

Curtailed Hajj compounds Saudi economic woes

Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness — and fears of economic ruin — haunt the usually bustling city of Makkah after Saudi authorities curtailed the…

Urgent need for revisiting economic policy

Prime Minister Imran Khan generally underscores the need for promoting wealth creation since there had been no meaningful effort by predecessor governments to create pro-business policies. This makes sense, but…

Economic bubble?

As Pakistan witnesses a rising current account deficit, questions surrounding its pace of economic growth and its failure to protect households from rising inflation have appeared on the horizon once…

Economic imperatives

The new government is in place both at the Federal level and in the Provinces. Despite allegations of vote rigging, the transition has been peaceful and orderly. A general commitment…

The CSS Downturn

The CSS downturn

A couple of weeks ago, the Federal Public Service Commission announced the results of the written test of the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination. Of a total number of 14,521…