Sakib Sherani

Combating pollution

Combating pollution

Air quality is at hazardous levels, and a more robust policy response is needed. Published 26 Feb, 2021 07:32am
Power sector challenges

Power sector challenges

Pakistan’s energy sector woes have cost dearly and have undermined economic stability. Published 12 Feb, 2021 06:54am
Defining challenges

Defining challenges

Several critical development challenges stalk Pakistan’s longer-term prospects. Published 29 Jan, 2021 06:36am
A national dialogue?

A national dialogue?

Fundamental reforms are needed to change the ‘system of spoils’, not save it. Published 15 Jan, 2021 07:34am
Big ideas, bold moves

Big ideas, bold moves

Many challenges have festered and remained either unaddressed by successive govts, or addressed haltingly. Updated 01 Jan, 2021 07:11am
Pakistan’s positives

Pakistan’s positives

A concerted campaign has been waged to deflate the morale of the nation. Updated 18 Dec, 2020 07:52am
Economic management

Economic management

The PML-N bequeathed the largest economic crisis in Pakistan’s history and left behind a trail of policy lapses. Updated 04 Dec, 2020 08:13am
Growth prospects

Growth prospects

For Pakistan’s economy to grow sustainably, it has to overcome some serious constraints to growth. Updated 20 Nov, 2020 08:13am
Losing the inflation fight

Losing the inflation fight

Much of what needs to be done is in the realm of governance; hence, its impact may play out over a longer period. Updated 06 Nov, 2020 08:44am
The lockdown dilemma

The lockdown dilemma

Flawed reasoning and muddled maths are informing government action. Updated 08 May, 2020 10:53am
Evaluating the response

Evaluating the response

The policy response so far has been misplaced and piecemeal in two key areas. Published 24 Apr, 2020 05:39am
A disrupted world

A disrupted world

The impact of the pandemic is likely to be deep and far-reaching. Published 10 Apr, 2020 06:25am
A pandemic of fear

A pandemic of fear

The global economy has hit severe turbulence. Updated 13 Mar, 2020 09:59am
What next?

What next?

The IMF programme appears to have been paused, not derailed. Published 28 Feb, 2020 06:54am
Tackling inflation

Tackling inflation

The failure of governance highlights systemic issues which predate the present government. Published 14 Feb, 2020 07:05am
A bolder policy framework

A bolder policy framework

Pakistan needs a return to high rates of economic growth, but only one that is sustained, export-led, and inclusive. Updated 31 Jan, 2020 07:22am
Grey swans on the horizon

Grey swans on the horizon

2020 could see the continuation of the challenging environment the PTI govt has had to contend with since taking office. Updated 17 Jan, 2020 07:33am