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Economic fallout

What ails Pakistan’s economy? It won’t be an exaggeration to say that this question requires a doctoral-level thesis even to summarise the argument. Economic experts have varying views on it,…

Social and economic trends

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has recently released the key findings from two major surveys – the Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLSMS) and the Household Integrated…

Managing the economics of a needed lockdown

The pandemic has badly hurt the country’s economy with real GDP growth rate, according to World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report, is expected to be around negative 2.6 percent for…

Economic outlook

The Economic Adviser’s Wing (EAW) of the Ministry of Finance has published the Monthly Outlook for July 2020. This is a new report series which was started in March 2020.…

Economic woes

Despite a significant increase in the GDP growth rate – from 3.9 percent to 5.4 percent – for FY2020-21 by the National Accounts Committee (NAC) through a rebasing exercise, Pakistan…

Economic policymaking

One casualty of the fall of the Berlin Wall in the 1990s has been ‘economic policy’. It does not mean that ‘Economic policy’ is not required or it has become…

The marriage between economics and politics

The marriage between politics and economics is well established in democracies as well as autocracies, giving rise to not only the need to meet the basic needs of the general…