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Economic advice for the PM

The prime minister made a very timely and passionate speech recently at the signing ceremony of performance agreements, which basically will evaluate the performance of ministries. He indicated that it…

Economic narrative

Acknowledge the suffering! Tough economic measures are back. Ability and capacity of the public to withstand another crisis is diminishing. Purchasing power, which had already eroded in the aftermath of…

Economic constraints and scenarios

There are some important policy issues that need immediate attention but do not get the priority they deserve in policy discussions about the future direction of the economy. This is…

The Chinese economic miracle

IN the recorded history of humanity’s economic affairs, there has never been as remarkable a story as that of China in the late 20th and early 21st century. By any…

Chained to the rivers

FOR centuries, the adivasi fisher communities of South Asia lived a life tethered to the banks of its rivers. They shared an intimate tie to their environment, one that gave…

Blockchain for Pakistan

Last year, Pakistan allowed the use of blockchain technology in the country, a step in the right direction. The decision was made to attract remittances from Malaysia. This resulted in…