The overstaffed federal government must be shrunk by two-thirds.
Published 25 May, 2023 08:06am
SBP’s strategy to fight inflation by consistently raising interest rate seems to be flawed.
Updated 17 Apr, 2023 08:18am
A worrying development is the rising share of indirect taxes in FBR revenues, which is making the tax system more regressive.
Updated 08 Jun, 2022 08:03am
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
The amplification of inequalities has been the result of the nature and composition of our economic growth.
Published 30 Sep, 2018 06:34am
The fiscally irresponsible budget for 2018-19 is expected to worsen both the external and domestic imbalances.
Updated 11 Oct, 2018 12:42pm
The question is why the path of ordinances has been chosen rather than including the tax reforms in the Finance Bill.
Updated 10 Apr, 2018 08:08am
An IMF report says the CPEC should be slowed down so that buildup of external liabilities remains more manageable.
Updated 19 Mar, 2018 08:05am
A skewed distribution of wealth and incomes cannot sustain the growth momentum.
Published 30 Jan, 2018 01:38am
As we tiptoe into the IMF’s parlour, will we get a frosty reception?
Updated 05 Dec, 2017 11:43am
The present crisis is deeper and likely to be a more protracted one.
Published 28 Nov, 2017 06:54am
If strong actions are not taken immediately, reserves could fall significantly below safe levels.
Published 26 Sep, 2017 01:50am
By no stretch of the imagination is the KSE index a measure of the economy as a whole.
Updated 22 Aug, 2017 09:04am
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
The concessions showered on the Chinese have surely set a benchmark other investors could demand.
Updated 17 Jul, 2017 01:41pm
A deformed tax structure has spawned many beneficiaries who will resist any attempt to recalibrate it.
Published 04 Jul, 2017 07:13am
The state has little available for investments to enhance the quality of the nation’s human capital.
Published 13 Oct, 2015 03:32am
It is difficult to discern the economic and financial justification for the new $500m bond issue.
Published 29 Sep, 2015 03:01am
Trade with China has benefited us but genuine concerns remain.
Published 15 Sep, 2015 02:20am
Arbitrary taxes on energy, internet, school fees, cars, bank transactions, plane tickets — the list grows by the hour
Published 01 Sep, 2015 05:15am