Tarin will be expected to prove that he views with favour the demands of the ruling party’s MNAs and senators for greater resource
It seems that Imran Khan is feeling the pain of the adjustment that he has had to undertake.
How things go with the IMF are critical to how the political scene will evolve.
The Americans call this ‘muddling through’, a situation when those in charge don’t know what they are doing.
It is a principle of sovereign lending that those prerogatives a ruler cannot manage are eventually taken out of the ruler’s.
The present dispensation is having a hard time with the more mundane task of running things.
With the IMF talks at a critical juncture, the government is in no position to shift horses at this point.
The government is serving the poor with its words and the rich with its deeds.
The inclination among some to celebrate the movement of individual indicators will be tested.
The IMF seems to be saying that the incremental quantum of exports cannot justify the scale of “incentives” for ...
Money has no party and ultimately all parties are the party of money.
The govt's cheerleaders will argue that State Bank figures will always differ from those of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
Banks are sceptical of the State Bank’s ‘forward guidance’ if their bidding behaviour in govt debt auctions is anything to go by.
It is worth noting that massive plans have been upended and assets are now on the verge of being seized.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has been talking about a ‘recovery’ in the economy since at least November.
The protests that broke out after the February 2013 bombing in Hazara Town spread like wildfire across Pakistan.
Coming in the middle of an improving situation, the crisis of 2020 was different from anything seen in national history.
Nobody seems to know who is building it since it does not feature in the provincial or federal development projects.
It seems that the government came to power with no idea of how big the world is and how complex is its machinery.
One crisis nearly abates and another looms. This is going to be an endless cycle.