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Depleting reserves

As of August 2021, net reserves with the SBP stood at $20 billion. Net reserves with the SBP have since fallen to $12 billion. Over the past seven months, the…

BoP crisis

A breath of fresh air. A ray of hope. The new government, however, is up against serious challenges. The rupee has lost 50 percent of its value over the past…

Lessons from Colombo

Pakistan is not the only country in the region going through political turmoil. Sri Lanka, too, is facing a political impasse. Last week, all 26 members of the Sri Lankan…

Strategic exhaustion

Pakistan currently has many of the familiar symptoms of strategic exhaustion like the slow growth of its economy, rapidly piling up external debt, fast depreciation of its currency, political instability…

The task ahead

The success of the no-confidence motion against former Prime Minister Imran Khan and Shehbaz Sharif’s election as prime minister are landmark developments in the political history of Pakistan. The change…

Reprofiling the economy

Pakistan’s economic performance is very discouraging. There is an immediate need for a policy shift on the economic front. One of the options could be to reprofile the economy to…

Climate-smart initiatives

It’s a bit strange to be thinking about climate smart potatoes when climate action and climate smart agriculture are the buzzwords of the day. Educating the higher authorities about the…

Mass transit

Every year since 1969 humanity’s resource consumption has exceeded earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources by an ever-greater volume. Damaging the planet’s life support systems will eventually spur the collapse…