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.
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.