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Geo-economic strategic depth

Pakistan’s new narrative of geo-economics is facing the most crucial question: how to tackle geopolitics in the best possible way while keeping in view its geographical location. The country’s neighbour…

Economic satire: Episode 3: Trading

Fatman muttered under his breath, “If you think about it, the Mercantilist had got it right.” “Well then stop thinking.” Greybeard growled, eliciting a guffaw from Fatman. “A think-tank not…

WPPF — a case for abrogation

In his book The Law of Taxation [1924] Thomas M. Cooley defined the term ‘taxes’ in very simple words: “Taxes are the enforced proportional contribution from persons and property, levied…

Understanding Neoliberalism

‘Neoliberalism is the defining political economic paradigm of our time – it refers to the policies and practices and processes whereby a relative handful of private interests are permitted to…

RCET indispensable for export-led growth?

Textile exports reached $ 11.35 billion in the 9MFY21 from $ 10.41 billion over the corresponding months of last year, showing a growth of 9.06 percent. This year, a record…

Compounding economic ‘crisis’

Rising need of petroleum and its heavy taxation leaves the common man stripped of his earnings, and renders the lives of the poor more miserable than before, but despite all…

More books

It is often heard that people have lost interest in reading books. This is only partly true but they are often so busy trying to earn two square meals a…

Broadening social protection

In my last article, ‘BISP and institutional reforms’, in these pages on September 25, I discussed some of the recently introduced institutional reforms to make BISP a merit-based and responsive…