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A Remarkable Victory

A remarkable victory

While other political parties have been limited to regional areas, the PTI has emerged as the only political party to have achieved remarkable success throughout the country – from Karachi…

The Wait For An Economic Messiah

The wait for an economic messiah

Pakistan’s road to economic development is long, bumpy and full of potholes. With per capita income of about $1456 our world ranking is 140th. It is a periphery country. The…

Pakistan In Global Trade

Pakistan in global trade

The latest forecasts for global trade issued by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) show a situation which might be described as bland — the sluggish growth in the volume of…

Audit Report On Punjab Government Accounts

Audit report on Punjab government accounts

Report of the Auditor General of Pakistan on the Punjab government accounts for audit year 2013-14 make quite interesting, alarming as well as concerning reading to say the least. Besides…

Big Things In ‘small’ Packages

Big things in ‘small’ packages

Summer in Pakistan brings with it budget season with a total of seven budgets to be presented before parliament and the provincial assemblies for debate and approval. Starting with the…

Privatisation: Good, Bad Or Suspect – II

Privatisation: good, bad or suspect – II

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has ideologically supported privatization not only with the objective of reducing the annual drain due to large bail out packages to inefficiently run state-owned entities (SOEs)…

Sequencing Issues

Sequencing issues

For sometime now, the indicators of growth and investment appear to have acquired permanence at a low level of equilibrium. Compared with growth rates of 5.5pc throughout the 1980s and…

Miracles As State Policy

Miracles as state policy

Dire situations bring desperate responses. Charlatans roaming India have marshalled armies of boon-seekers. Blind faith is a virtue of poverty, or fear of it.  Which means the rich and the…

The Balance Of Payments Outlook

The balance of payments outlook

In response to questions by journalists about the costs and benefits of entering into a new loan arrangement with the IMF, the finance minister rightly pointed out that the country…