Exceptional times call for exceptional policies
The global economy has hit severe turbulence.
The IMF programme appears to have been paused, not derailed.
The failure of governance highlights systemic issues which predate the present government.
Pakistan needs a return to high rates of economic growth, but only one that is sustained, export-led, and inclusive.
2020 could see the continuation of the challenging environment the PTI govt has had to contend with since taking office.
The government should avoid singing from a flawed hymn sheet.
The central bank is ignoring significant potential risks.
Key elements of successful reform design appear to be missing.
It is important to place the EoDB indicators in perspective.
Despite the fiscal straitjacket there are potential avenues to growth.
Recessionary conditions prevail as a result of both the crisis and the response.
The parlous state of public finances presents a dire challenge.
Conventional wisdom on the economy is wide off the mark.
IMF programmes typically suffer from design deficiencies.
The prime minister took arguably the most difficult decision of his career.
The evolution and vector of economic crises are fairly ‘typical’.
The budget is part of a policy response to a difficult situation.
A recursive history of economic boom and bust — and lessons unlearnt.
Half-baked economic beliefs continue to pervade the discourse.