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Missing A Life-time Opportunity

Missing a life-time opportunity

A recent worrying development has been the sacking of bureaucrats heading institutions like NADRA and PEMRA, suspension of the Accountant General of Pakistan, and attempts to obstruct the screening authority…

IMF Double Speak

IMF double speak

The IMF Staff Report for the First Review under the EFF was revealed on January 3, 2014. Thanks are due to the Executive Board for giving a waiver on nonobservance…

The Urgent Economic Threats

The urgent economic threats

In a pluralistic society how does one get to manage the variations apparent in a society? Now that the accolades are almost over and democracy is saved because of the…

Balancing Act For Turkey Economy In 2014

Balancing act for Turkey economy in 2014

Turkey faces an economic tight-rope walk in 2014, analysts warn, at risk from global turbulence and under pressure from the markets to cut consumption in a highly-charged election year. The…

Time For Introspection

Time for introspection

The history of Pakistan shows that Pakistanis lost the habit of introspecting that makes one regret his failures, jolts his conscience, and triggers a desire to make up for his…

Imran Series, Simple Version

Imran series, simple version

Once a party is in protest mode, issues follow. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) example illustrates that the protest also hides and overwhelms some aspects that could have otherwise attracted scrutiny…

Prime Minister’s Package

Prime Minister’s package

The Prime Minister's incentive package was announced on 22nd November in front of representatives of the business community from all over the country after a two-day delay to ensure the…

The Wrong Borrowing Mix

The wrong borrowing mix

A government that depends heavily on borrowing from the banking system to finance its expenditure is usually taken as an irresponsible government that is creating conditions for high inflation and…

Statistical Issues

Statistical issues

Statistics speak all languages, affect all policies and touch all aspects of people’s lives. The significance of critical statistics for policymakers cannot be overemphasised. In recent years, significant changes have…