Jawaid Bokhari

Overwhelmed by imports

Overwhelmed by imports

The production by foreign companies is not export-oriented and adds little or no value to the economy. Published 16 Jan, 2023 07:02am
Time for a charter of citizen rights

Time for a charter of citizen rights

Power politics have divided the society, institutions, ruling political elites, and the people on a scale rarely witnessed before. Published 09 Jan, 2023 08:19am
Inclusivity goals for the future

Inclusivity goals for the future

The new year should be dedicated to reinventing the social security programme to achieve sustainable development... Published 02 Jan, 2023 07:55am
Tracing the roots of the crisis

Tracing the roots of the crisis

Export earnings and remittances are not enough to foot the consumption-led import bill, making economic growth unsustainable. Published 26 Dec, 2022 07:01am

The struggle for stability

A growing number of opinion builders continue to stress the need for charters of economy and democracy. Updated 19 Dec, 2022 09:16am

Baffling inflation

There is scant evidence that inflation is defeated by hiking interest rates Published 05 Dec, 2022 08:25am

Companies with a future

Pakistan's private sector needs to remember that economic growth and development are essentially about the welfare of the people. Updated 21 Nov, 2022 08:40am
Quest for a stable currency

Quest for a stable currency

China, Japan and India are reported to have started selling US Treasuries in recent weeks to help support their currencies. Updated 14 Nov, 2022 09:18am
Politics in the driving seat

Politics in the driving seat

There has been some official rethinking about shifting from geo-politics to geo-economics. Updated 07 Nov, 2022 09:16am

Forging a new path

International assistance should focus on efforts to increase local participation of labour and investment for self-reliance Published 31 Oct, 2022 06:32am

The path to equality

It is exceedingly difficult to see a way forward to reduce inequality without raising workers’ ownership of capital Published 17 Oct, 2022 07:02am
Dar’s economics at work

Dar’s economics at work

In the current volatile domestic and global currency markets, usual interventions to stabilise the exchange rate do not work. Updated 15 Oct, 2022 12:28pm
For the love of Dar

For the love of Dar

Maybe his strong-arm tactics and persuasion skills will be more successful in the battle for taming inflation and the runaway... Published 03 Oct, 2022 06:45am

Social values that widen prosperity

The success of policies depends on responding directly to the needs of ordinary people for a more secure existence, rather than... Published 19 Sep, 2022 09:30am

Hopeless dreams

While the finance minister’s aim to break out of the boom-and-bust cycle is laudable, the barriers appear insurmountable Published 12 Sep, 2022 04:43am