There is need for greater clarity on what we consider as assets that are being sold.
Going forward, no easy money will be available to continue financing the SOEs’ losses.
What functions, fiscal and administrative powers, and processes should be devolved?
The overstaffed federal government must be shrunk by two-thirds.
SBP’s strategy to fight inflation by consistently raising interest rate seems to be flawed.
A worrying development is the rising share of indirect taxes in FBR revenues, which is making the tax system more regressive.
The state has become a hostage to the perceptions of interest groups on how our political, bureaucratic and economic...
The amplification of inequalities has been the result of the nature and composition of our economic growth.
The fiscally irresponsible budget for 2018-19 is expected to worsen both the external and domestic imbalances.
The question is why the path of ordinances has been chosen rather than including the tax reforms in the Finance Bill.
An IMF report says the CPEC should be slowed down so that buildup of external liabilities remains more manageable.
A skewed distribution of wealth and incomes cannot sustain the growth momentum.
As we tiptoe into the IMF’s parlour, will we get a frosty reception?
The present crisis is deeper and likely to be a more protracted one.
If strong actions are not taken immediately, reserves could fall significantly below safe levels.
By no stretch of the imagination is the KSE index a measure of the economy as a whole.
A major part of the solution to our problems lies in reducing the footprint of the state in the economy.
The concessions showered on the Chinese have surely set a benchmark other investors could demand.
A deformed tax structure has spawned many beneficiaries who will resist any attempt to recalibrate it.
The state has little available for investments to enhance the quality of the nation’s human capital.