Mohiuddin Aazim

Rupee fluctuations inevitable

Rupee fluctuations inevitable

The size and the timing of the IMF loan, along with prospects of foreign funding by friendly countries, will decide the fate of the rupee. Published 10 Jun, 2024 08:27am
Finance: Economic challenges remain

Finance: Economic challenges remain

Regardless of the much-needed respite, Pakistan’s economy maintains a pessimistic outlook with low growth expected. Updated 27 May, 2024 03:04pm
Let’s not veil transparency

Let’s not veil transparency

Putting the economy back on the growth track is only possible if the state focuses on transparent proceedings and allows the media and judiciary to do their jobs. Updated 20 May, 2024 10:35am

Let optimism and grit prevail

Focusing on IMF-enabled short-term respite remains top-priority instead of long-term, sustainable solutions. Published 13 May, 2024 08:42am

Pakistan’s trade potential in Asia

In the last fiscal year, Pakistan’s goods exports to India and Iran totalled just $0.3m and $28,000, respectively, while exports to Afghanistan fell to $522m from $553m. Published 29 Apr, 2024 06:59am

Finance: Economy in need of sobriety

Authorities, quick to celebrate hollow victories, must wake up and deal with the realities of current law, order, governance, and economic situation to improve. Updated 22 Apr, 2024 09:27am
Boosting services exports under works

Boosting services exports under works

Faced with an alarming trade deficit of $1.9bn, the govt aims to increase ICT exports from $2.6bn to $15bn in five years. Updated 15 Apr, 2024 11:04am

Economy waiting for a push

Around 10m employable people are jobless, and the number may rise in the coming months even if the recessionary trend is reversed. Updated 08 Apr, 2024 10:13am
Helping MSMEs flourish

Helping MSMEs flourish

The lack of government effort to resolve private sector grievances has made it difficult for MSMEs to survive. Updated 01 Apr, 2024 10:20am
The perennial economic woes

The perennial economic woes

Between July 2023 and January 2024, large-scale manufacturing output posted a negative growth of 0.5pc. Published 25 Mar, 2024 05:48am
Revisiting taxation strategies

Revisiting taxation strategies

The PPP-backed PML-N government largely represent the feudal/big business class so it may be tempted to tax the retailers without first taxing agricultural incomes and the real estate sector. Published 18 Mar, 2024 08:52am
Let women do more

Let women do more

Female entrepreneurship rate in Pakistan is just 4pc against 7.2pc in Bangladesh and 14pc in India. Published 11 Mar, 2024 08:38am
Agriculture’s deep-rooted challenges

Agriculture’s deep-rooted challenges

It will be difficult to address the structural issues that plague the farming community under a weak new coalition government, Updated 04 Mar, 2024 10:15am
Finance: Economic challenges are deep

Finance: Economic challenges are deep

Forex inflows are essential not only for enhancing the reserves level to three months of import but also for avoiding an unmanageable pace of rupee depreciation. Updated 26 Feb, 2024 09:12am
Is the rupee poised to depreciate?

Is the rupee poised to depreciate?

A newly formed weak coalition government and low forex reserves with the central bank will make it challenging to manage the pressure on the exchange rate. Published 19 Feb, 2024 08:09am

Let democracy work

Any undue intervention may prove counterproductive to restoring economic stability. Updated 12 Feb, 2024 11:46am

The deeper challenges ahead

Ongoing fiscal reforms have also failed to address growing differences between the federal government and the provinces over the rights to collect certain taxes and levies Updated 05 Feb, 2024 11:53am

Finance: Starved for bank credit

In the first half of the current fiscal year, the private sector’s net borrowing from banks plunged to minus Rs8bn from Rs408bn Published 29 Jan, 2024 08:13am