Nasir Jamal

The multiverse of political madness

Every action and inaction of the prime minister and his finance team is being second-guessed by the party leadership in London Published 16 May, 2022 05:11am
Off with NAB

Off with NAB

In its over 20 years of existence, the dreaded anti-corruption watchdog has earned nothing more than a widespread mistrust. Updated 09 May, 2022 09:31am
Leveraging the agri products market

Leveraging the agri products market

Selling commodities electronically to overseas buyers can break the shackle of the vicious cycle of farmers who are subject to Published 02 May, 2022 07:18am
No shortcut to power woes

No shortcut to power woes

The country accrued economic losses of around 2pc of GDP per annum owing to crippling power shortages in the late 2000s and 2010s. Published 25 Apr, 2022 07:05am
CORPORATE WINDOW: Hoping against hope

CORPORATE WINDOW: Hoping against hope

There is no doubt that the economy will have to bear a significant cost of the extended period of political instability but it... Published 11 Apr, 2022 06:49am
Stuck in the same old rut

Stuck in the same old rut

Pakistan’s merchandise exports have grown by an ‘impressive’ 25 per cent in the first three quarters of ... Published 04 Apr, 2022 07:22am
Is internet access a basic human right?

Is internet access a basic human right?

"Digital Pakistan relies heavily on the access to mobile broadband across the country," says Ericsson-Pakistan’s country manager. Updated 28 Mar, 2022 09:13am
Surviving tough times

Surviving tough times

Regardless of who wins and who loses the no-trust motion, the government will not find it easy to handle the economy. Updated 21 Mar, 2022 09:55am
CORPORATE WINDOW: Two steps back

CORPORATE WINDOW: Two steps back

IMF is of view that govt could have justified energy price cut if it was limited to certain lower-income and vulnerable groups. Updated 14 Mar, 2022 11:09am
Walking on a tight rope

Walking on a tight rope

Political difficulties of the Imran Khan government aside, the economy is once again facing the growing threat of terrorism. Updated 07 Mar, 2022 11:09am

If wishes were horses…

The finance minister looks to end Pakistan’s reliance on the IMF by sustainably growing the economy at 5 to 6pc. Updated 07 Feb, 2022 07:36am
‘We have monopoly till 2032’

‘We have monopoly till 2032’

Managing director rejects popular criticism against the NTDC over frequent nationwide power outages, supply fluctuations. Updated 31 Jan, 2022 08:24am
Need for autonomy

Need for autonomy

Turnover tax constitutes 4-5pc of the cost of a standalone garment/finished goods producer if they do not have backward linkages. Updated 24 Jan, 2022 08:47am
Abrupt policy shifts

Abrupt policy shifts

The mistrust and ongoing litigation does not bode well for new foreign investment in the E&P industry. Updated 17 Jan, 2022 08:45am