Rashid Amjad

Economy report card

Economy report card

It is worrying that the IMF programme has begun to stall. Updated 10 Aug, 2020 10:28am
Budget blues

Budget blues

The government should adopt a three-month flexible rolling budget for next year. Updated 12 May, 2020 03:33pm
Grim choices

Grim choices

The biggest challenge is the distress of the poor. Published 11 Apr, 2020 03:40am
IMF: critical choices

IMF: critical choices

The government’s efforts should be concentrated on easing the constraints faced by exporters. Published 27 Feb, 2020 07:21am
Need for course correction

Need for course correction

It appears that the IMF has underestimated the impact of stabilisation on poverty. Published 16 Nov, 2019 07:08am
A turning point

A turning point

Pakistan must undertake far-reaching, decisive economic reforms beyond those envisaged under the IMF programme. Published 08 Sep, 2019 07:04am
Performance and challenge

Performance and challenge

The targets and pace of economic reforms the government has set are formidable. Published 01 Jun, 2019 08:04am
IMF endgame?

IMF endgame?

An agreement, based on realistic terms, should be struck soon. Published 13 Feb, 2019 07:07am
A blessing in disguise?

A blessing in disguise?

Should we not welcome the fact that the government did not sign an IMF agreement on terms it felt were harsh? Updated 12 Jan, 2019 09:33am
Negotiating with the IMF

Negotiating with the IMF

Any stabilisation programme must be implemented at a bearable pace, not one that results in economic mayhem. Updated 15 Oct, 2018 08:44am
Economic crisis management

Economic crisis management

The current state of economic affairs requires that some important decisions be taken. Published 30 Jun, 2018 07:00am
Regaining stability

Regaining stability

The budget has done little to address the macroeconomic imbalance. Published 20 May, 2018 07:24am
Need for course correction

Need for course correction

The perception of Pakistan’s economy is a damaging indictment of our current system. Updated 15 Jan, 2018 08:40pm
Economy: boom or bust?

Economy: boom or bust?

Facing an election year, will this government behave any differently from its predecessors? Updated 08 May, 2017 10:33am
An undervalued economy

An undervalued economy

Why did Pakistan become an undervalued economy? Why the sudden interest in taking advantage of the situation? Published 20 Feb, 2017 07:12am
Has the economy improved?

Has the economy improved?

Unless the political dominance of an ‘elite’-vested class is blunted, real economic progress will be elusive. Published 18 Nov, 2016 01:16am
Labour’s slow pace

Labour’s slow pace

Closer examination of the labour productivity trend is both revealing and worrying. Published 19 Apr, 2016 01:53am
Time to say goodbye to IMF?

Time to say goodbye to IMF?

The disappointing results of our long partnership with the IMF make a strong case of moving away from it. Updated 19 Nov, 2015 10:30am