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Manifestos And Women

Manifestos and women

Women once again dominate the election scene not by virtue of their presence being a determining factor in the outcome of the coming contest. It is the “women’s issue” that…

The ESCAP Survey

The ESCAP survey

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) launched its flagship document – the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013 (hereafter survey)…

Of IMF And Things To Come

Of IMF and things to come

There is no use in avoiding the obvious - it is best that we as a nation reconcile ourselves to the fact that another IMF programme is inevitable. If there…

Not Out Of The Woods

Not out of the woods

For some it’s the new El Dorado. Foreign investors are lining up to do business in Myanmar, a once-pariah nation which only a couple of years ago was almost as…

Pakistan’s Economy – I

Pakistan’s economy – I

Alongsides is the first part of a three-part series by an economist who has reflected on his more than half a century involvement with the country's economy. Pakistan has had…

Towards TARP-II?

Towards TARP-II?

In the beginning it was tax evasion, and then became rampant corruption and eventually mafias took over, making the FBR irrelevant in most of the sectors-Ali Arshad Hakeem, Chairman FBR.…

Hafeez Caretaker PM?

Hafeez caretaker PM?

Dr Hafeez Sheikh's resignation as the Federal Minister for Finance has generated considerable speculation as to its reason. What fuelled these speculations was the fact that the Presidency issued a…