Nasir Jamal

Between a rock and a hard place

The ‘inconclusive’ discussions between Islamabad and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission on the second... Published Feb 17, 2020 08:05am

Inflation pains

‘No other policy, including the hikes in the interest rates, has created a greater impact on growth than the drive to... Published Feb 10, 2020 07:03am


If Buzdar falls, he will drag his leader with him. And Imran Khan, it seems, understands that only too well. Updated Feb 09, 2020 10:48am

Betting on hot money

Foreign portfolio investment has strengthened the value of the rupee and built the SBP’s foreign exchange reserves. Updated Jan 27, 2020 07:32am

CPEC moving into high gear

The second phase focuses on industrialisation, socio-economic development, agriculture modernisation and tourism Published Jan 06, 2020 07:07am

A Dysfunctional ECP

THIS was a happening year. Indeed, it was. But under the debris of all the important economic and political... Published Jan 01, 2020 08:12am

Anaemic growth under civilian rule

The country has seen two elected governments complete their terms since the last period of military rule ended in... Published Dec 30, 2019 07:15am

Not-so-special economic zones

Global experience shows that Special Economic Zones (SEZs), geographically defined and delimited areas to set up... Published Dec 23, 2019 07:03am

Poor showing on HDI

More than 38pc of the country’s population lives in multidimensional poverty while 12.9pc faces the risk ... Published Dec 16, 2019 07:14am

A long battle

The entire stabilisation is based on shaky ground. Updated Dec 09, 2019 08:04am