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Political Economy Of Doom

Political economy of doom

When casual fiscal tinkering becomes a substitute for the fundamentals of real economy and resource constraints are ignored to accommodate sustainability misplaced priorities and over-extended security agendas, you are destined…

Political Expediency Vs Economic Necessity

Political expediency vs economic necessity

An average citizen must be totally confused about the state of the economy after hearing, on the one hand, the official/IMF pronouncements that economic stabilisation has been achieved and, on…

A Flawed Political Transition

A flawed political transition

A Last-Minute power-sharing deal has averted, at least for now, a crisis that threatened Afghanistan’s political transition which is extremely critical to the conclusion of the 13-year US war in…

Political Oligopoly

Political oligopoly

Oligopoly is a term used in economics to define the dominance of the market by a small number of large firms that can collude to control the supply and determine…

Pakistan’s Foreign Exchange Earnings

Pakistan’s foreign exchange earnings

If one is to extend appreciation to any one (individual or group of people) for saving the Pakistani economy from complete collapse it is not our finance ministers from Dar…

The Investor’s Exchange

The investor’s exchange

A somewhat underplayed, but certainly significant corollary of last week’s political turmoil was its impact on the Pakistani stock market. On Jan 15, as stocks plummeted more than 500 points,…

Violence And Development

Violence and development

Pakistan is currently faced with a grim economic situation as its economic indicators are getting murkier by the day. The rupee is dipping against the dollar, exports have been reduced…