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MPS: Introspection, At Last

MPS: introspection, at last

The period beginning September 5 has been significant because, first, the World Economic Forum released its Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2013-14 showing Pakistan's slide from 124th place in global ranking…

All About Eid

All about Eid

Before it’s time to wish each other a very hearty Eid Mubarak, let’s spare a quick thought for the kinds of manias that characterise this time of year. While at…

Beggars Cannot Be Choosers

Beggars cannot be choosers

Since Ayub's era our rulers have developed addiction for large intakes of foreign loans, especially IMF bailouts - many call it death-blows. With every loan comes a host of conditions.…

A Stitch In Time Saves Nine: MMPS Today

A stitch in time saves nine: MMPS today

The State Bank of Pakistan is scheduled to announce today a Monetary Policy Statement (MPS). Most market analysts feel that the rate will remain unchanged at 9 percent. They premise…

Historic Full Term

Historic full term

Asif Ali Zardari finally completed his term as the President. While expressing his pride over being the first president to complete his term with "honour and respect" and over his…

An Anything Goes Society

An anything goes society

While some are celebrating the peaceful transfer of power from one elected civilian regime to another, many feel their stomachs churning. We claim to exalt noble ideals, honesty, justice, transparency…

India’s Economic Woes

India’s economic woes

India is experiencing what can only be termed an alarming economic downturn. A rapid slowdown in its economic growth and depletion in its foreign exchange reserves have been compounded by…

Army Isn’t The Solution

Army isn’t the solution

After five years of PPP's 'democratic' dispensation (over which its co-chairman and Pakistan's sitting president has 'no regrets') the issue reaching the boiling point is the deep-rooted lawlessness all over…

Emphasising development

Five years of economic mismanagement and poor governance by the previous regime have not only damaged the economy but also severely weakened key institutions of the country like the State…