Shahid Kardar

Restructuring debt

Restructuring debt

What are the options available for restructuring our external and domestic debts? Updated 07 Feb, 2024 09:58am
2024: Rocky road ahead

2024: Rocky road ahead

Our ‘friends’ have lost patience with us and are no longer agreeable to doling out lifelines. Updated 13 Jan, 2024 10:07am
Proposals on austerity

Proposals on austerity

The overstaffed federal government must be shrunk by two-thirds. Published 25 May, 2023 08:06am
Growing economic disparities

Growing economic disparities

The state has become a hostage to the perceptions of interest groups on how our political, bureaucratic and economic... Published 07 Oct, 2018 07:16am
External account challenges

External account challenges

The amplification of inequalities has been the result of the nature and composition of our economic growth. Published 30 Sep, 2018 06:34am
Is IMF avoidable?

Is IMF avoidable?

The fiscally irresponsible budget for 2018-19 is expected to worsen both the external and domestic imbalances. Updated 11 Oct, 2018 12:42pm
Weak employment generation

Weak employment generation

A skewed distribution of wealth and incomes cannot sustain the growth momentum. Published 30 Jan, 2018 01:38am
Managing without the IMF

Managing without the IMF

The present crisis is deeper and likely to be a more protracted one. Published 28 Nov, 2017 06:54am
Balance of payments emergency

Balance of payments emergency

If strong actions are not taken immediately, reserves could fall significantly below safe levels. Published 26 Sep, 2017 01:50am
Stock market & the economy

Stock market & the economy

By no stretch of the imagination is the KSE index a measure of the economy as a whole. Updated 22 Aug, 2017 09:04am
Potential drivers of growth

Potential drivers of growth

A major part of the solution to our problems lies in reducing the footprint of the state in the economy. Published 07 Aug, 2017 02:30am