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Internet and economic growth

IN 2017, Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg published a manifesto about the future, where he argued that connecting everyone to the internet is necessary for building an informed community. His thoughts…

Strengthening food systems

Achieving food security and nutrition for all goes beyond eliminating hunger – which is a high priority under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 agenda. SDG2 – ‘End hunger, achieve…

Economic constraints and scenarios

There are some important policy issues that need immediate attention but do not get the priority they deserve in policy discussions about the future direction of the economy. This is…

Economic security

The security of the state has been of utmost importance in the annals of history and has in fact gained momentum with time. There has been transformation in the dynamics…

PML-N vs PTI: the economic scorecard

If we start comparing the overall economic environment between the PML-N’s last government and the PTI’s current regime, we see that the PML-N’s five-year period could be summed up as…

Short-, medium-term economic challenges – IV

We now discuss whether there is an excess capacity in the sector and what kind of challenges in transmission and distribution system are currently faced. We also address the subject…

Growing economic disparities

IN an earlier article, this writer had argued that the widening inequality of incomes and wealth provides a more coherent explanation of the structural character of the large current account…

Economic diplomacy: the elusive target

At least once every two years Ambassadors from selected countries get together for the Envoys conference. Almost always economic diplomacy is top of the agenda. From Prime Minister down they…

The PTI’s economic strategy

Let us compile a list of common ‘irritants’ and ‘disincentives’ in our economy. Costly raw material and stuck sales tax refund are the major irritants for exporters. Reporting fatigue is…