Putting Pakistan Right is a book that is somewhat restrained due to its format, yet contains ample content worth
A misplaced policy framework is leading to external vulnerability.
Pakistan’s vision and appetite for reform is too limited
One departed with respect, the other arrived on the wings of self-entitlement.
The integrity and quality of official statistics needs to be unquestioned.
Revenue generation through predatory taxation appears to be the sole vision.
An honest assessment of economic performance will serve the nation well.
Pakistan is an onshore tax-free paradise for millions.
Democracy is being undermined globally by corruption.
Democracy and development are being undermined by global tax shelters.
The distinction between public and private external debt is largely irrelevant.
Stronger policy action will be required to nurture an incipient economic recovery.
The failure of the public sector underscores the long-term collapse of governance.
A review of the government’s economic performance reveals a mixed bag.
All roads lead to China in the latest convulsions on global markets.
The government has preferred to kick the can down the road.
Privatisation is a complex process with merits and demerits.
There is a disconcerting lack of debate on our development paradigm.
Government claims on the economy do not hold up to scrutiny.
A lack of self-respect is holding back the economy’s development.