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Govt’s quest for FDI: the way forward

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been crucial in supporting developing economies to participate in global trade by facilitating the flow of capital, talents, and knowledge. The flow of foreign capital…

Next govt faces an economic tightrope

As the general elections are just around the corner, the economic battleground takes center stage with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the forefront of challenges awaiting the next government.…

Pakistan’s Aramco deal

Pakistan’s economy is on an upward trajectory, capturing the attention of the global community. This positive momentum can be credited to the successful military diplomacy led by army chief General…

SOEs in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh

State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) are a common feature in the economic landscapes of developing countries such as Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. The performance of these SOEs has been a topic of…

Economic challenges: timely actions needed

The coalition government of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is approaching completion of its tenure in the next few days. While presenting their last budget for the current fiscal year…

A winter without gas

Of all our past mistakes, gas abuse has had the worst consequences. Pakistan has never been super rich in oil or gas reserves. It also does not have a coherent…

Burgeoning budget deficit

The information on fiscal operations in 2021-22 has just been released by the Ministry of Finance. These figures are based on information from the AGPR (Accountant General of Pakistan Revenue),…

Fear of oil prices

THE government has finally mustered the courage to raise oil prices in the country. The first hike was announced in May, more than a month after the new government took over, and…

Fuel for a motorbike

The prices of petroleum products have increased once again in the wake of a hike in international oil prices. The PTI-led government has charged only the petroleum development levy and…

First leverage then renegotiation

The Khan administration maintains that a change in government will not reverse the rise in price of any single item – be it in the category of administered prices (including…