Dawn News

Sakib Sherani

A Pakistan that works

Pakistan is not as dysfunctional and dystopian as it is made out to be. Published Aug 21, 2015 01:27am

Pakistan’s taxation crisis

The state has to restore its moral authority to tax by taxing its elite constituents. Published Aug 07, 2015 03:17am

Productivity challenge

The efficient management of resources is strangely alien to Pakistan’s policymakers. Published Jul 24, 2015 01:09am

Slaying the beast

What we have been witnessing here is a level of corruption once equated with the worst African despots. Published Jun 26, 2015 01:32am

Battle of the budgets

One of the main purposes of having shadow budgets is to present an alternate set of proposals. Published Jun 12, 2015 01:48am

Rethinking the budget

Recent national budgets have failed to convey recognition of Pakistan’s most pressing economic problems. Published May 29, 2015 01:11am

Political economy of NFC

The NFC should focus more on outcomes than resource transfers alone. Published May 15, 2015 01:26am

Evaluating CPEC

An important consideration in planning the economic corridor should be the effect on Pakistan’s exports. Published May 01, 2015 01:43am

Pakistan’s remittances

It is surprising that even informed observers appear to know little of the PRI’s working. Updated Apr 17, 2015 02:30am

Business community’s views

Overall business sentiment remains weak two years into the PML-N government’s tenure. Published Apr 03, 2015 01:54am

Holding IMF accountable

There is a near consensus that Pakistan will require another Fund loan within the next three to four years. Published Mar 20, 2015 03:04am

State of play

The issue is not Pakistan’s potential but how much of it has been actualised by different governments. Published Mar 06, 2015 01:28am

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