Then the government changed again, and those who had successfully closed the LNG deal found it was their turn to face
The UN secretary general would only say “we urge all parties to exercise restraint”.
For Pakistan, the biggest fear is that there might be a repeat of 1990 all over again.
Economic outcomes, especially as reflected in key indicators, should not be celebrated or thrown in each other’s face.
The headwinds facing the government are about to get very intense indeed.
The programme now begins and the first tranche of the money will be transferred into State Bank accounts within days.
If the response to amnesty scheme is weak, credibility of entire tax effort to follow will be challenged at the outset.
Managing politics has a fairly standard template by now.
In significant measure, the revenue effort depends on people agreeing to cooperate with the government.
It would be a mistake to take one’s own power for granted in times such as these.
You cannot spin inflation, and you cannot plug macroeconomic deficits with emotional appeals.
Don’t believe the hype. The tax amnesty is not a ‘documentation measure’. They are always revenue exercises.
Last-minute scramble to agree on price of licence renewal.
Once the macroeconomic adjustment under the auspices of the IMF programme gets under way, it will shape the conduct ...
No official reason given for sudden sackings, name of new central bank chief to be announced today.
Hafeez Shaikh knows which constituencies need to be kept satisfied to keep his boat afloat.
Once in an IMF programme, the government will have to wade deep into it, and own the process.
The data is not the only indication that the present state of difficulties is set to continue for at least another year.
The water and power development authority’s seismic design parameters indicate they may be woefully inadequate
It's during periods of adjustment that the populace is called upon to make large sacrifices because of higher inflation.