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Pakistan: grave economic distress

On 26 January 2023 inanely shackling the dollar to what was nothing but wishful thinking ended and the interbank rate has been rising ever since - a policy decision in…

An economic slide

Ever since the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) came to power, the good governance myth of the top team of senior partner in the ruling coalition, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is…

Economic framework yet to be finalized

Setting the bar unrealistically high or looking at filling the glass up to more than capacity by any administration can be supported on the grounds that it may propel the…

Economic meltdown?

As Pakistan’s economic team begins meeting with IMF officials in Doha today (May 18) to pave the way for more funds from the Washington-based lender, the writing on the wall…

An economic forecast

The economic problems Pakistan faces right now are similar to what the PTI had faced. In 2019, with low foreign exchange reserves and high deficits, the PTI government had failed…

Roadmap to economic recovery [Part – III]

The first two parts in this series discussed why we keep falling into crisis situations, and the need for the economy to grow. Low public and private investment are behind…

Economic scorecard

In his address to the nation on September 15, former prime minister Imran Khan, who is perhaps the first opposition leader in Pakistan to address the nation through electronic media…

Reasons for economic insolvency [Part – II]

The rise of western Europe started with the Renaissance, a remarkable period in world history, which began in 14th-century Italy and later spread to other countries. Italian city state Florence,…