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Tackling Economic Woes

Tackling economic woes

The recent statement of Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing augurs well for the debilitating economy of the country. The envoy while talking to the media recently in Quetta said…

Flag protection an economic opportunity

Any country, when drafting its maritime policies, is faced with a dilemma that is similar in nature to most other economic matters. These countries have to choose between a protectionist…

Economic Revival

Economic revival

News reports have indicated that the prime minister has asked his economic team to draw up an economic revival plan. This is a surprising turnaround in the government’s assessment of…

Economic History Of Pakistan: Part – I

Economic history of Pakistan: Part – I

The economic policies announced by the new government, and the measures taken since June for making a ‘Naya Pakistan’, have destabilized the economy of the country. All sections of society…

The Economic Survey 2018-19

Lack of ownership by the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Hafeez Sheikh is patently evident in the contents of the Economic Survey 2018-19 as it compares achievements…

IMF And The New Team

IMF and the new team

Since assuming office last August, the government had been dithering on a decision to go the IMF despite calls and advice from various quarters to enter into an IMF programme…

The Cost Of Economic Dependency

The cost of economic dependency

Pakistan's protracted economic reliance on the US and some international financial institutions (IFIs) has seemingly deprived our geo-economically important country of an independent, proactive and robust foreign policy since the…

The emerging team

AT long last a team, a direction and an idea is emerging of what this government is going to be all about. It has taken more than eight months of…

The PTI’s economic strategy

Let us compile a list of common ‘irritants’ and ‘disincentives’ in our economy. Costly raw material and stuck sales tax refund are the major irritants for exporters. Reporting fatigue is…