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Charter of economy

In 2018, Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, the-then Leader of the Opposition, proposed an ingenious idea-: a 'Charter of Economy’. In June 2022, PM Shehbaz Sharif, in a pre-budget business conference,…

Scorecard

It has been 139 days since Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif won the support of a majority in parliament and took oath as the 23rd prime minister of Pakistan. On April…

Narrow escape

It’s been a narrow escape-a “situation in which an accident or other unfortunate incident is only just avoided”. It’s been a close call – a “narrow escape from danger or…

Focusing on people’s problems

We are in the most unfortunate age of Pakistan’s political history where every political entity is trying to appease non-democratic forces. From a pliant prime minister to the ‘revolutionary’ opposition…

Good news

April 11: Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif took oath of the prime ministerial office. On April 11, the SBP’s liquid foreign exchange reserves stood at a paltry $10.4 billion less than…

A portrait of the rich

There is this project that I have fancied for many years, knowing that it was beyond me even when I had some editorial resources at my disposal. Anyhow, the idea…

An unexpected victory

Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) has pulled an unexpected rabbit out of its hat by trouncing the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the by-elections to 20 seats in the…

The downward spiral of the power sector

Pakistan’s power sector is currently reeling from a fuel supply chain crisis capable of leading to an implosion. Notwithstanding the non-availability of sufficient fuel quantities, macroeconomic and geopolitical factors have…

Policy rate and oil subsidy — II

Therefore, such policy increase will likely do a lot of harm to the impact of bottom-up approach by the previous government has adopted since the start of the pandemic. It…

They elect to play the blame game

It has become a practice for every incoming government to start its tenure by harping the narrative that “All bad by the previous government is being into good by the…