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Global economic prospects and Pakistan

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), along with some other related departments of the United Nations (UN) recently launched their flagship report 'World Economic Situation…

Framework for a sustainable economic future

Pakistan is unique in many ways and possesses many attributes which should have made it an economic and political powerhouse. We possess immense potential in terms of natural resources, a…

Is Pakistan Ready For Economic Growth?

Is Pakistan ready for economic growth?

Our knowledge of history, economics, and much more owes a lot to the works of Ibn Khaldun. With his usual keen eye, he said that “Government is an institution which…

Economic Reforms: Part – XVIII

Economic reforms: part – XVIII

During 1988 - 2000, a number of efforts were expended to reform the tax system in the country. In 1985, a tax reforms commission was established to recommend a complete…

Socio-economic challenges

The PTI has promised to achieve within the first 100 days of its rule a number of crucially important goals. That is, if it were to win the forthcoming elections…

Economic Reforms: Part-XX

Economic reforms: Part-XX

The failure of the wide-ranging tax reforms to raise the tax-to-GDP ratio during 2000-08 made the foundation of the economic achievements of the then military government fragile. This was so…

New PM’s approach to economic issues

The newly-elected Leader of the House Shahid Khaqan Abbasi delivered a memorable maiden speech as the country's 26th Prime Minister (including caretakers) by identifying two major issues that continue to plague this…

Marriage between politics and economics

The marriage between politics and economics is well acknowledged and like all good marriages it is a win-win situation for all stakeholders. However, while the rest of the world defines…

The Economic Managers And Regulators

The economic managers and regulators

Pakistan's economic performance has been under scrutiny since the IMF Managing Director's visit early this month. Her press conference with the Finance Minister at the conclusion of her visit captured…

Structural Chains

Structural chains

When one glances at the past, one finds Pakistan fighting on many fronts simultaneously without a respite. The country has lost most often but it still survives thanks to the…