The finance ministry is increasingly encroaching upon the central bank’s autonomy.
Three challenges stand out — the energy crisis, tax reform and restoring investor confidence.
This is as good a time as any for Pakistan to woo strategic investments by China.
Till the start of the 1990s, Pakistan had a stellar record of economic performance.
Pakistan offers market size but little else to a world-savvy investor.
The seemingly pretty economic picture painted by the government is fraught with vulnerabilities.
A disaster of epic proportions is unfolding for the 325 million people that will inhabit Pakistan by 2050.
In this highly polarised situation, some long-lasting damage has been wreaked on the economy.
The refusal to understand our stagnation through an ‘institutional’ prism has cost us dearly.
The fact that the stock market has been going up does not guarantee that it will continue to do so.
Policymakers need to reconnect to the everyday realities of life for an ‘average’ household.
The outlines of the lives of our compatriots, who are largely invisible to the rest of us, are revealing.
Tax revenues and job-creation will be impacted by the decline in Pakistan’s manufacturing sector.
The budget doesn’t make a big move on meeting some of the economy’s biggest challenges.
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