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Financial instability

In 2016, this writer wrote as many as six articles on Offshore assets of Pakistani citizens, which have been compiled in the form of a book. This endeavour, however modest,…

The world’s biggest land grab – Part II

Who could have thought that India would see the day when religious violence in that country would overshadow visits by top leaders from America and Japan? This is exactly what…

Academics And Rural Development

Academics and rural development

It will take no less than an academic book to capture the journey of rural transformation in Pakistan for being one of the countries with the largest rural development initiatives…

Not a fair deal?

China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) is a milestone in the development of business relations between two neighbours. Signed between China and Pakistan in 2006 and entered into effect in July…

Financial instability

In 2016, this writer wrote as many as six articles on Offshore assets of Pakistani citizens, which have been compiled in the form of a book. This endeavour, however modest,…

The ‘record’ reserves

In the midst of the terrible death toll due to the heatwave in Karachi, a piece of ‘breaking news’ flashed in front of my eyes. It said that the finance…

Why exporters need more help?

An amalgam of economic distortions, inefficiencies and illogically inflated tariffs is resulting in immense pressure for the export-oriented sectors in Pakistan to remain competitive, and this by default will have…

Is Pakistan Ready For Economic Growth?

Is Pakistan ready for economic growth?

Our knowledge of history, economics, and much more owes a lot to the works of Ibn Khaldun. With his usual keen eye, he said that “Government is an institution which…

Dynamics of digital economy

THE fast pace of digitalisation of economies is having a profound impact on the lives of people, governments and markets. As more and more people adapt to the digital economy,…

In the world of knowledge economy

We are almost in the midst of the age of knowledge economy. All around us, especially in our immediate east and up north, it is the knowledge economy that is…