Jawaid Bokhari

Threading the living-wage needle

The cost of living crisis is leading workers to challenge the prevailing opinion of low salaries to cut business costs. Updated 21 May, 2024 01:20pm

Striving for the common good

Without a common minimum agenda to work towards, the state and stakeholders make poor policy decisions, mismanage conflicting Published 13 May, 2024 07:32am
Pakistan’s sovereignty in dire straits

Pakistan’s sovereignty in dire straits

With the fast-emerging multipolar world and Pakistan’s deep-seated crisis, exercising state sovereignty has become much more essential. Updated 06 May, 2024 09:51am
The road to self-sufficiency

The road to self-sufficiency

Policymakers attempt to circumnavigate IMF’s growth stagnating policies by re-directing funds to high-growth sectors. Updated 22 Apr, 2024 11:09am
The quest for adversarial collaboration

The quest for adversarial collaboration

Pakistan is in dire need of unified efforts of disagreeing parties along with international cooperation to catalyse national transformational change. Updated 15 Apr, 2024 11:30am

Redefining priority sectors

The finance minister aims to accelerate growth by concentrating investments on redefined growth-enabling sectors while exploring financing options apart from banks. Updated 08 Apr, 2024 11:04am

Grasping for the way forward

The pursuit of microeconomic stability at the cost of economic development and growth maximising local resources may result in a disastrous debt trap. Published 01 Apr, 2024 07:15am
More show than substance

More show than substance

It is unclear whether the evolving austerity measures will help reduce fiscal deficits or create fiscal space. Published 25 Mar, 2024 05:48am
The resolve to reform is needed

The resolve to reform is needed

Past attempts to spur growth without deep-rooted stabilisation ended in an external sector crisis. Updated 18 Mar, 2024 10:10am

Triggering correction course

The government needs to create a healthy industrial culture to maximise indigenous resources in the production of engineering good. Published 11 Mar, 2024 08:44am
Growth through devolution

Growth through devolution

Updating the status of provinces from administrative to federating units can help the Center improve governance. Published 04 Mar, 2024 08:55am
The power of the people

The power of the people

In the post-election public discourse, one can witness growing awareness of what individuals can do to improve their lot, promoting collective national well-being. Published 26 Feb, 2024 07:17am

Opportunity for a turnaround

The challenge facing the incoming government will be to draw up a realistic plan of action to implement the common agenda and stick to it. Updated 12 Feb, 2024 11:59am
Slippages in entrenched status quo

Slippages in entrenched status quo

An impression has gained ground that financial constraints undermine the viability of the programmes and policies outlined in the manifestos. Updated 05 Feb, 2024 12:36pm
Emerging consensus

Emerging consensus

If a common agenda is implemented, the next government may be able to fulfil its tenure. Published 15 Jan, 2024 07:55am

Murky politics in a fragile economy

All sub-nationalities need to be equitably empowered to work together to mobilise the country’s unutilised local resources Published 08 Jan, 2024 07:10am