Nasir Jamal

Focusing on the small guy

Focusing on the small guy

Smeda authorities have requested the government to not privatise the SME Bank or even if it is sold the buyer should...

Published 04 Aug, 2020 07:19am
Reluctance to provide new loans

Reluctance to provide new loans

Bankers couldn't avoid restructuring of existing loans but in case of new financing, only viable companies will be chosen.

Updated 27 Jul, 2020 10:53am
Hurdles faced by NPHP

Hurdles faced by NPHP

At best, the scheme will help the wealthy declare and unlock their investment stuck in land for the last couple of years.

Updated 20 Jul, 2020 08:44am
Shrinking spending

Shrinking spending

The provincial development strategy hinges on how the pandemic evolves over the next six months.

Updated 06 Jul, 2020 08:39am
Budget Special: Neither here nor there

Budget Special: Neither here nor there

“The government’s focus has mostly been on facilitating construction and tourism. I wonder how it can boost these two sectors in the age of coronavirus”

Updated 16 Jun, 2020 08:00am

The corporate wish list

‘The budget itself is merely one instrument, among many, needed to stimulate a desperate economy.

Published 08 Jun, 2020 07:05am
Limited options out of the fiscal hole

Limited options out of the fiscal hole

‘The government can also choose to monetise its deficit by printing new currency. And why not, even if it pushes inflation upwards’

Published 01 Jun, 2020 08:06am

Punjab to tighten its belt

The province is planning a rolling budget that will allow the government to change its income.

Updated 18 May, 2020 09:39am