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Electricity Crisis And Circular Debt

Electricity crisis and circular debt

The electricity crisis being faced in the country is devastating for the economic survival as well as for the well-being of the population. Not to speak of new ventures, existing…

The Electricity Pledge

The electricity pledge

Water and Power Minister Syed Naveed Qamar recently bragged to the National Assembly that there would be no load-shedding in Pakistan now. He further said, “We have taken steps to…

Politics at stake

The PML-N and PPP have formally announced a coalition government in Islamabad. Both parties have the numbers to form a stable coalition government. The MQM-P, IPP, PML-Q and BAP are…

Fixing energy to fix growth

Pakistan is stuck in a low-growth trap. Consumption makes up almost 100 per cent of GDP, largely financed by imports, while the investment-to-GDP ratio continues to hover around 12 per…

Unity amidst crisis

There’s an urgent need for a unified approach from across the political spectrum to address the current economic challenges. The economy is fervently calling upon the participation and collaboration of…

Manifestoes, subsidies instead of reforms

Media personnel were way more insistent on manifestoes from the three national parties in the run up to the 8 February elections than the general public – a demand met…

FBR: Dwindling tax collection

Pakistan has one of the world’s lowest tax ratios, stemming from five main weaknesses: complexity, a narrow tax base, low compliance, inefficient tax administration, and low and declining provincial tax…

Wheat crisis

Agrarian economy of Pakistan employs a large workforce and considered vital from a social, livelihood and foreign exchange perspective. Agriculture’s share in total GDP in the fiscal year (FY) 2021-22,…