Budget-making in Pakistan lacks transparency, accountability and participation.
Changing policymakers’ mindset is part of the challenge.
A structured and formal process is needed to ‘negotiate’ reforms within the polity.
Two key concerns have been allayed by greater disclosure.
An obsession with the economy is undermining democracy.
Economic growth is not a sufficient condition for development.
Two completely different narratives on the economy are in the field.
PIA and CAA have a lot to answer for in the crash of PK-661.
The year 2017 is likely to be another turbulent one.
The economy is in its weakest post-stabilisation ‘recovery’ in recent times.
The global economy as well as Pakistan face an uncertain period.
Stronger institutions are necessary for development.
The global economic system needs reform.
A loss of welfare and prosperity confronts hapless populations around the globe.
Pakistan’s export sector is shrinking from a low base.
Putting Pakistan Right is a book that is somewhat restrained due to its format, yet contains ample content worth
A misplaced policy framework is leading to external vulnerability.
Pakistan’s vision and appetite for reform is too limited
One departed with respect, the other arrived on the wings of self-entitlement.
The integrity and quality of official statistics needs to be unquestioned.