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Dar, diplomacy & economic viability – I

“Our foreign policy is one of friendliness and goodwill towards all the nations of the world. We do not cherish aggressive designs against any country or nation. We believe in…

Roadmap to economic recovery

Part - I It is time to look beyond Budget 2023. The government’s chosen goal for the budget, despite the clamour and possible changes, is to avoid default. It is…

Reasons for economic insolvency (Part – I)

The debate on whether Pakistan is close to a sovereign default on its obligations has been raging for a while now, notwithstanding a staff-level agreement signed a few weeks back…

Snap elections can help arrest economic slide

The economy is dangerously slowing down. At this point, the effects of administrative measures to apply brakes on the imports are evident. The wider impact of inflation in demand destruction…

The politics of economic policies

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif tweeted on 8 June, two days before the budget was presented in parliament: “coalition government has taken some difficult decisions to stabilize the economy. We didn’t…

Overcoming economic woes

Governments around the world try to fulfil the responsibility of creating an environment where the state generates enough resources to ensure the protection of national interests and the economic well-being…

Pakistan: economic focus

The international financial institution — World Bank (WB) — which is an influential source of funding as well as a vital knowledge platform for developing countries, has recently released a…

Urgent need for economic diplomacy activism

‘It is therefore in advanced economies’ interest to help poorer countries reduce the mounting risk of little economic fires everywhere. …For starters, a pre-emptive multilateral debt-restructuring and relief initiative is…

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…