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Economic impact and relief package

The Coronavirus has already spread to 199 countries. The worst hit countries have been the EU countries, the US, China and Iran. The consequences are that normal economic activity, both…

Covid-19: economic & tax reliefs

Pakistan is facing the brunt of Coronavirus outbreak as the country is in a partial lock down. This has had a negative impact on businesses. Initial estimates show that the…

A new economic model

The Covid-19 pandemic posed unprecedented challenges to Pakistan’s economy and exposed the vulnerabilities of the current growth model of Pakistan based on brick and mortar. The Omicron-driven fifth wave has…

Economic policymaking

One casualty of the fall of the Berlin Wall in the 1990s has been ‘economic policy’. It does not mean that ‘Economic policy’ is not required or it has become…

Economic management

Prime Minister Imran Khan continues to blame those operating in the private sector for high inflation through engagement in illegal activities - profiteering, smuggling and colluding - a charge that…

SBP’s economic outlook

Going forward, in FY22, the economic momentum that became evident during FY21 is expected to strengthen further. The ongoing rollout of vaccines, coupled with the continuation of economic activities during…

Fiscal policy and economic growth

Fiscal policy is an important tool of modern governments to steer economy in right direction. All governments, specially in emerging markets, endeavour to align their fiscal policies in the manner…

Popular economics

The upside of everyone believing that they are experts on the national economy, arguably, is that the economy remains in the limelight since everyone is talking about it; the problem…

Economic outlook

We were beginning to enjoy a welcome party-like atmosphere, created by slight economic recovery and promising improvement in some high-frequency domestic demand indicators. However, rising external deficits and inflation have…