Dawn News

April, 01 2015

Sakib Sherani

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

Hope from history

Till the start of the 1990s, Pakistan had a stellar record of economic performance. Published Oct 31, 2014 01:31am

Falling FDI inflows

Pakistan offers market size but little else to a world-savvy investor. Published Oct 17, 2014 06:24am

Economic management

The seemingly pretty economic picture painted by the government is fraught with vulnerabilities. Published Oct 03, 2014 01:06am

Floods of misery

A disaster of epic proportions is unfolding for the 325 million people that will inhabit Pakistan by 2050. Published Sep 19, 2014 01:13am

Unintended consequences

In this highly polarised situation, some long-lasting damage has been wreaked on the economy. Published Sep 05, 2014 01:07am

Our institutional failing

The refusal to understand our stagnation through an ‘institutional’ prism has cost us dearly. Published Aug 22, 2014 01:07am

Deciphering the stock market

The fact that the stock market has been going up does not guarantee that it will continue to do so. Updated Aug 08, 2014 02:10am

Pro-people policies

Policymakers need to reconnect to the everyday realities of life for an ‘average’ household. Published Jul 25, 2014 01:01am

Ordinary lives

The outlines of the lives of our compatriots, who are largely invisible to the rest of us, are revealing. Published Jul 11, 2014 12:57am

Slow death of manufacturing

Tax revenues and job-creation will be impacted by the decline in Pakistan’s manufacturing sector. Published Jun 27, 2014 01:03am

A lost opportunity

The budget doesn’t make a big move on meeting some of the economy’s biggest challenges. Published Jun 13, 2014 01:24am