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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…

Towards a technology-driven economy

In today’s world, technology has emerged as the driving force behind socioeconomic development. Its transformative impact is evident across various sectors, influencing economic growth, education, healthcare and governance. Many disruptive…

Capability, stability and purpose

The February 8, 2024, general election represents an opportunity for the country’s military and civilian leaders to change course and set Pakistanis on a better path. To do this, we…

G20 summit a big moment for India?

Riding on the success of the landing of Chandrayaan-3 on moon, India hosted a BRICS meeting and soon thereafter a G20 meeting. The timings for both the events could not have…

Return to the gold standard?

Mr Market remembers mid-August as the time when, on 15 August 1971, US President Richard Nixon interrupted the hit TV series Bonanza on a Sunday night to announce that Washington…

The rise of fintech

The banking sector in Pakistan has witnessed exceptional growth, particularly during the first quarter of 2023. A performance review by JS Global revealed record-breaking increases in income, attributed to an…

Unaddressed economic challenges

The debate and anxiety throughout Pakistan in the aftermath of the stalled Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme signed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in July 2019, ended unsuccessfully on…

Fueling MSME growth

Access to finance is vital for entrepreneurial development and economic growth in Pakistan. Despite the significant contribution of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to the economy, they have been…