Officials are tight-lipped about the issue of land acquisition and unclear about financing modalities
Small and Medium Enterprises can play a more effective role in achieving high export growth to China.
One factor behind higher private-sector credit off-take is the fall in the profitability of some key industrial sectors.
Steps announced in the package are aimed more at addressing the problem of double taxation faced by freelancers.
Aggregate demand is still high as the purchasing capacity of a segment of the population in the economy is still intact.
The average farm size in Pakistan is 5.6 acres, less than half of what it was back in 1972.
What necessitates the return to IMF is that Pakistan finds it difficult to service the huge external debts incurred.
The external account is under considerable stress, but the SBP is not letting the rupee fall further
Deep cuts in development funding will slow down economic growth, which may affect the private-sector credit appetite.
It remains unclear when exactly our faltering balance of payments will be shaped up and how.
Our fisheries sector can contribute more to agricultural GDP if authorities come up with a result-oriented revival plan.
The decision to go back to the IMF is being delayed inordinately as sentiments on the issue of self-reliance run high.
The cost of borrowing in the consumer sector registered a sharp increase in one year.
In Pakistan, crop seeds of all kinds are generally in short supply.
The rupee might come under pressure once again by end-December if the IMF loan is not finalised.
Agricultural lending is heavily tilted in favour of Punjab.
A large number of primary owners of sacrificial animals operate in the parallel economy and have no bank accounts.
A new policy on agriculture should help bridge the yield gaps in all major and minor crops in the minimum possible time.
It is common for overseas Pakistanis to start sending more foreign exchange back home five to six weeks ahead of Eid.
Unless exports and remittances take a great leap, temporary gains in the value of the rupee cannot be sustained over...