S. Akbar Zaidi
The PTI is merely a collection of a few second-tier political aspirants seeking electoral representation and power.
No matter how much misery is imposed on the people in the name of austerity, they are expected to carry on.
The consequences of financial apocalypse or economic meltdown are different for different income groups.
People don’t realise that economics is about politics, particularly political economy. Issues about taxation, distribution,
The revival of the IMF deal gives the government some breathing space but it also allows the old complacency to return.
A thriving and robust economy which focuses on redistribution would be less affected by the exchange rate.
The economy will continue facing multiple crises unless reforms which redistribute resources and relocate priorities are made.
A budget is merely an accounting exercise, where a government lays out its expected income/revenue and expenditure...
The government needs a clear plan of what it hopes to achieve.
Pakistan’s economic policy has been dependent on a short-sighted operation.
First wreck the economy, then its people...
This financial year will be the worst in over a decade in terms of how it affects the working people of Pakistan.
Rest assured, Pakistan’s economy is going to be severely constrained over the next few years.
The rupee is losing value every other day, adding to inflation, and will depreciate a great deal more.
The hallmark of PTI’s economic plan in the last five months has been continued uncertainty and ambiguity.
A new order of accommodation and compromise is replacing free speech and dissent.
The expected tough conditionality will have a serious impact on the PTI’s populist promises.
Local, real-life issues seem to trump broader issues, supposedly related to principles or ideology.
Many elected and civilian groups have continued to raise their voice in a public space which is heavily manipulated.
Pakistani nationalism needs to be interrogated through its multiple variants to understand what it is.