Dawn News

March, 28 2015

Shahid Kardar

Source of black money

The reference to Swiss banks deflects the focus from the real issue. Published Mar 03, 2015 01:45am

Black money in Swiss banks

The efforts of successive governments to check black money, especially that earned by evading taxes, have failed. Updated Feb 17, 2015 09:23am

Worrying complacency

The external balance is deteriorating steadily with short-term debt rising fast. Published Feb 03, 2015 02:12am

Fairer economic growth

It is practically impossible for the poor to participate effectively in the development process. Published Jan 20, 2015 05:25am

Muddling through in 2015

Perish the thought that there will be any improvement in governance, and meaningful reforms. Published Jan 06, 2015 01:28am

Elite living on borrowed time

The income derived from bribes is now an expected part of wages for the bureaucracy. Updated Dec 23, 2014 05:16am

Managing population growth

Our population growth rate has declined but at a slower rate than is desirable. Updated Dec 09, 2014 05:48am

Power sector woes

We have not even begun to tackle the problems in our defective power sector. Published Nov 25, 2014 01:12am

Need for judicial reforms

On an average our courts take three years to resolve a commercial dispute. Published Nov 11, 2014 12:37am

The growing middle class

The segment of the population under discussion stimulates the growth process in several ways. Published Oct 28, 2014 06:29am

Revamping the Civil Service

Our regulatory system focuses on the inputs as opposed to outputs and outcomes. Published Oct 14, 2014 01:54am

Need for Civil Service reforms

The legal and institutional set-up has given rights to civil servants which are detrimental to citizens. Published Sep 30, 2014 01:37am

Overhaul the system

Whereas the thin upper stratum thrives, the poor are pushed out of the ambit of development. Published Sep 16, 2014 01:03am

Political economy of reforms

Unless negative perceptions are changed, it will not be possible to create constituencies for reform. Published Sep 02, 2014 01:14am

Growing disillusionment

What ordinary mortals are experiencing is their own lives and earnings being wrecked. Published Aug 19, 2014 05:38am

Rule of law and economic growth

The judicial system needs judges with a better understanding of commercial regulations and practices. Published Jul 22, 2014 01:05am

In defence of the provinces

The provinces have made some decent effort in recent years to mobilise additional revenues. Published Jul 08, 2014 12:50am

Daunting challenges

The issues that need to be addressed for economic revival are myriad. Updated Jun 24, 2014 01:56am