Dawn News

Shahid Kardar

Inequality: reasons and impact

Our lopsided priorities have made social mobility impossible for society’s marginalised sections. Published Jun 23, 2015 05:32am

Light-touch tax environment

The complaints of the formal taxpaying sectors regarding the FBR’s treatment of them are worrying. Published May 26, 2015 01:49am

Unrealistic expectations

Why on earth would any province impose or increase a tax to muster additional resources for the centre to spend? Published May 12, 2015 02:37am

Confusing privatisation goals

A sale of additional shares of HBL cannot lead to improvement in operational efficiency. Published Apr 28, 2015 02:50am

Complacency over challenges

Economic development benefits in the last decade have largely accrued to the richer and more educated. Updated Apr 14, 2015 03:23am

Unable to compete

The crisis of the industrial structure today is an outcome of the piecemeal opening up of the trading sector. Updated Apr 01, 2015 01:36am

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