Shahid Kardar

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

Budget: with an eye on IMF

The tragedy of the budgetary exercise is the preoccupation with the size of the deficit. Published Jun 10, 2014 01:06am

Drivers of growth

THE next budget needs to articulate a vision because a growth revival has become urgent. What should be the contours... Published May 27, 2014 06:54am

Proposals for the budget

EVEN amongst developing countries Pakistan is in the bottom-ranked nations, with tax revenues less than 10pc of GDP.... Published May 13, 2014 06:23am

For a stable exchange rate

THE recent appreciation of the rupee, despite weak fundamentals, is becoming controversial, with the same interest... Published Apr 29, 2014 05:57am

Fixing a battered society

THE parlous state of official finances is the result of successive governments’ unfettered extravagance and ... Published Apr 15, 2014 07:02am

Limitations of monetary policy

THIS writer has argued before that it is not possible to manage inflation through just one or two policy ... Published Apr 01, 2014 08:01am

Acres of protection

THE need to provide some kind of insurance cover to protect the incomes and outputs of farmers from the vagaries of... Published Mar 18, 2014 07:46am

Shape of a health insurance regime

IN an earlier article, this writer had argued for group-based/community-based health insurance schemes. This article... Published Mar 04, 2014 07:37am