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.
Three separate strikes have been scored against the prime minister’s adviser on finance.
Industry people estimate the country has lost up to $200 million by mismanaging its LNG imports for this winter season.
The great power of society that modern nation states possess comes at a cost for the rulers.
The economy is full of air at the moment, and that is what is driving this ‘feel-good factor’.
To power subsidies, we should now be prepared to add gas, wheat and cotton subsidies as well.
Usually when all is well the Fund is not the place where governments go.
We had a vow of action not once but twice — action against those responsible for the price spiral. And yet, here we are again…
Raising incremental revenues under present economic conditions presents challenges, sys Dr Waqas Masud.
The findings have ramifications beyond the case itself.
The reality is that this govt is adrift; there is no vision at play, whether for tax reform or on state-owned enterprises.
Tech executives say official demands for content regulation, access to user data mounting.
Here we are, not more than six months later, at exactly the same point in time when last year’s price spiral got going.
Even as efforts are being made to draw up the plans necessary to satisfy the IMF, a massive political storm is brewing.