Sakib Sherani

Impasse with IMF?

Impasse with IMF?

The ongoing programme with the IMF is experiencing a pause rather than a derailment. Updated 02 Jul, 2021 10:23am
Budgeting with constraints

Budgeting with constraints

The budget strategy will deliver growth but raises the risk of external account stress. Updated 18 Jun, 2021 09:06am
The halo effect

The halo effect

The fixation across the divide with the headline growth rate is dangerously misplaced. Updated 04 Jun, 2021 08:29am
A redesigned programme

A redesigned programme

The design of the IMF programme has led to perverse incentives and unintended consequences. Updated 21 May, 2021 09:07am
Looking northeast

Looking northeast

By putting together and leading the $62 billion CPEC, China is playing a potentially transformational role in Pakistan’s economy. Updated 23 Apr, 2021 09:03am
Troubled waters ahead

Troubled waters ahead

Rising inflation and depleting political capital are the most obvious reasons. Updated 09 Apr, 2021 08:43am
Intrusive and misplaced

Intrusive and misplaced

The primary purpose is to make the central bank completely independent of any oversight and accountability. Updated 26 Mar, 2021 11:21am
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