Yousuf Nazar

NFC Award — a red herring

NFC Award — a red herring

There seems to be no justification for slashing the allocations to the provinces, citing reasons which appear to be based on on flawed reasoning. Updated 25 Mar, 2024 02:09pm
An unambitious growth path

An unambitious growth path

As seen with Argentina, Egypt, and Ethiopia, an arrangement with the IMF is not insurance against economic failure. Published 18 Mar, 2024 08:59am
Can Nawaz Sharif fix the economy?

Can Nawaz Sharif fix the economy?

Within 5 months into his term, he seems to have lost both the momentum to launch urgent economic reforms. Updated 28 Oct, 2013 12:03pm
How to deal with energy crisis?

How to deal with energy crisis?

Until the generation capacity of non-thermal sources is increased, the most rational choice would be to import... Updated 22 Jun, 2013 02:38pm

Limits of military power

IN a rare press briefing last month, Gen Ashfaq Kayani said the success of military operations in the tribal regions... Published 22 Mar, 2010 12:00am

Some critical questions

Even after seven years, the US has failed to try the alleged mastermind of 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. — File ... Published 10 Feb, 2010 12:00am

The establishment strikes back

Lawyers shout slogans in support of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad... Published 26 Dec, 2009 12:00am

Time to cut interest rates

Given that the current account deficit is now likely to continue to shrink for the next several months, the... Published 10 Nov, 2008 12:00am

Pakistan can raise $5bn in 30 days

Given the current ‘political realities’, Pakistan seems to have little option but to go to the IMF. But the truth is... Published 01 Nov, 2008 12:00am

Financial meltdown dissected

THE worst global financial crisis since the 1930s is more than just an economic phenomenon. It may turn out to be ... Published 11 Oct, 2008 12:00am

The fall of US financial capitalism

The world is witnessing the end of American financial capitalism as we have known for a long time. Just consider the... Published 22 Sep, 2008 12:00am

Zardari his own nemesis?

WILL Asif Zardari`s presidency be better or worse than Musharraf`s? Will it lead to the fall of the PML-N government... Published 04 Sep, 2008 12:00am

Direction right, response weak

THIS year’s budget makes one feel that the mandarins in the ministry of finance are in denial of the reality that... Published 12 Jun, 2008 12:00am

Making peace with powerful brokers

The PPP government apparently panicked and yielded to the pressure of the brokers’ community by extending the ... Published 09 Jun, 2008 12:00am

An abrupt and belated move

Last Thursday, the State Bank appeared to have woken up to the fact that the country was facing high inflation and... Published 26 May, 2008 12:00am

Crisis, competence and political will

It seems the two largest parties were not ready to assume power and face an unusually tough economic situation. ... Published 19 May, 2008 12:00am

The fiscal imperative of tax reforms

“Pakistan’s fiscal crisis is deep and cannot be easily resolved. Taxes are insufficient for debt service and ... Published 28 Apr, 2008 12:00am