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Gorilla In The Closet Problem Of NSS

Gorilla in the closet Problem of NSS

Reducing the budget deficit has traditionally been hard for Pakistan, given the country's problem with stagnant tax collection and unyielding public spending; it is only exacerbated by endemic corruption. Countries…

Agenda For The Nation 2013 And Beyond-III

Agenda for the nation 2013 and beyond-III

Over the past five years, extremely bad governance wrought with corruption and compromise in the name of continuity of democracy has brought the country to a disastrous point. This has…

Debt And Fiscal Policy Statements 2012-13

Debt and fiscal policy statements 2012-13

Two important documents, namely, Fiscal Policy Statement and Debt Policy Statement for 2012-13, released on 4th February 2013 by the Debt Policy Co-ordination Office of Ministry of Finance, while expressing…

No Guilt Or Shame

No guilt or shame

High and rising debt constitutes a serious threat to economic prosperity for a number of reasons. It acts as a major impediment to growth and hence to employment creation and…

A Frank Assessment

A frank assessment

While briefing a select group of economic journalists on the eve of their precipitate departure from Pakistan, the visiting mission chief of the IMF shared frank assessments of Pakistan’s economy.…

PSEs: A Reform Agenda

PSEs: a reform agenda

Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways are Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) just like our national flag carrier - the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Apparently, the ownership structure of PIA and these…