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The Many Pitfalls Of Economic Democracy

The many pitfalls of economic democracy

Pakistan's economic systems are in a mess and the reason is not far to see. The instability and the uncertainty in the economic system is such that the players do…

Viewpoint: Hagel’s Threat

Viewpoint: Hagel’s threat

During his meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and COAS General Raheel Sharif the visiting US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is reported to have conveyed his government's displeasure over Pakistan…

Managing Debt

Managing debt

At the outset, this is not another article on the size of the national debt; enough said already on that, except no amount of fantastic imagination can come up with…

Quaid’s Political Disposition

Quaid’s political disposition

Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is the most powerful national symbol in Pakistan and he is viewed as the embodiment of the spirit of Pakistan. His birthday is celebrated with much…

Privatizing Engineering Industrial Units-

Privatizing engineering industrial units-

The government plans to privatise, fully or partially, through different modes, 68 state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and has selected 32 units and assets to be divested on priority, for which necessary…

Dar And Data

Dar and data

Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has blamed the caretakers and the PPPP-led coalition government for the current rise in inflation in the country during his briefing to the Cabinet and…

SMEs A Neglected Lot.

SMEs a neglected lot.

National financial integration can best be evaluated through the progress of two principal processes: the share of the SME sector (the dominant national business employer) in national credit, and the…