Dawn News

March, 03 2015

Sakib Sherani

Growth versus austerity debate

The discourse in Greece regarding reform, fiscal austerity and economic growth is not dissimilar to Pakistan. Published Feb 06, 2015 02:28am

Tax reform suggestions

Successive governments have relied on measures that place a heavier burden on consumers. Updated Jan 09, 2015 03:02am

Resilience and hope

Perceptions of mis-governance by the ruling elite have depressed the nation. Published Dec 26, 2014 01:19am

SBP and bank regulation

The finance ministry is increasingly encroaching upon the central bank’s autonomy. Updated Dec 12, 2014 07:22am

Policy response to challenges

Three challenges stand out — the energy crisis, tax reform and restoring investor confidence. Published Nov 28, 2014 01:42am

The PM’s China visit

This is as good a time as any for Pakistan to woo strategic investments by China. Updated Nov 14, 2014 10:22am

Hope from history

Till the start of the 1990s, Pakistan had a stellar record of economic performance. Published Oct 31, 2014 01:31am

Falling FDI inflows

Pakistan offers market size but little else to a world-savvy investor. Published Oct 17, 2014 06:24am

Economic management

The seemingly pretty economic picture painted by the government is fraught with vulnerabilities. Published Oct 03, 2014 01:06am

Floods of misery

A disaster of epic proportions is unfolding for the 325 million people that will inhabit Pakistan by 2050. Published Sep 19, 2014 01:13am

Unintended consequences

In this highly polarised situation, some long-lasting damage has been wreaked on the economy. Published Sep 05, 2014 01:07am

Our institutional failing

The refusal to understand our stagnation through an ‘institutional’ prism has cost us dearly. Published Aug 22, 2014 01:07am

Deciphering the stock market

The fact that the stock market has been going up does not guarantee that it will continue to do so. Updated Aug 08, 2014 02:10am

Pro-people policies

Policymakers need to reconnect to the everyday realities of life for an ‘average’ household. Published Jul 25, 2014 01:01am

Ordinary lives

The outlines of the lives of our compatriots, who are largely invisible to the rest of us, are revealing. Published Jul 11, 2014 12:57am

Slow death of manufacturing

Tax revenues and job-creation will be impacted by the decline in Pakistan’s manufacturing sector. Published Jun 27, 2014 01:03am

A lost opportunity

The budget doesn’t make a big move on meeting some of the economy’s biggest challenges. Published Jun 13, 2014 01:24am

Pakistan’s growth malaise

THE government has set a target for economic growth of 5.1pc for 2014-15. To achieve this, it is reportedly aiming ... Published May 30, 2014 07:18am

Grand budgetary design

THE Ministry of Finance and FBR have begun to burn the midnight oil to give final shape to the federal budget for... Published May 16, 2014 05:58am