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.
The political economy favours contracting new debt.
The government’s economic management is divorced and desultory.
Reports of China’s economic demise are greatly exaggerated.
The ‘strong rupee’ policy has added to the woes of exporters.
Pakistan is not as dysfunctional and dystopian as it is made out to be.
The state has to restore its moral authority to tax by taxing its elite constituents.
The efficient management of resources is strangely alien to Pakistan’s policymakers.
Greece got itself into a mess by not taxing sufficiently its richest elites.
What we have been witnessing here is a level of corruption once equated with the worst African despots.
One of the main purposes of having shadow budgets is to present an alternate set of proposals.
Recent national budgets have failed to convey recognition of Pakistan’s most pressing economic problems.
The NFC should focus more on outcomes than resource transfers alone.
An important consideration in planning the economic corridor should be the effect on Pakistan’s exports.