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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 – II]

The first part in this series (Roadmap to economic recovery’, June 20) discussed why we keep falling into crisis situations. It avers that the economy does not focus on growth.…

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…

The challenge of economic revival Jul 15, 2022

Pakistan’s macroeconomic imbalances have assumed dangerous proportions and the hope for economic recovery is yet to materialise. Absence of any concrete plan for revival has led to a situation where…

Comparing economic performances

PAKISTAN is again facing a severe economic crisis, with the usual debate about which government is to blame. The question is, how should we compare the performance of various governments…

A programme for economic prosperity

The answer to Pakistan’s dilemma must rely almost exclusively on the intrinsic resources and the people of Pakistan. The government needs to get out of the way — cut spending,…

Economic growth amid political instability

Political instability is a serious impediment to economic progress. Not only does it shorten policymakers’ horizons leading to suboptimal short term macroeconomic policies, but it is also the cause of…