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The State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan (SLIC) hosted the Minister of Commerce, Jam Kamal Khan, and other guests Published 15 Apr, 2024 07:15am
Missed opportunities

Missed opportunities

Washington wants Islamabad — Rawalpindi, to be exact — not to improve its relations with countries like Russia or Iran.
Updated 15 Apr, 2024 10:16am
Boosting services exports under works

Boosting services exports under works

Faced with an alarming trade deficit of $1.9bn, the govt aims to increase ICT exports from $2.6bn to $15bn in five years.
Updated 15 Apr, 2024 11:04am
Red-tape stalls Karachi’s K-IV project

Red-tape stalls Karachi’s K-IV project

The K-IV project gets pushed back another year as the Sindh govt struggles to appoint a project director to meet Ecnec conditions.
Updated 15 Apr, 2024 11:07am
When Eid becomes frugal

When Eid becomes frugal

People forgo their regular shopping patterns for cheaper clothes and accessories in the face of rising inflation, high utility bills, and declining real income.
Published 08 Apr, 2024 07:06am
Reforming electricity distribution companies

Reforming electricity distribution companies

Eliminating a national uniform tariff while allowing well-managed Discos to move towards privatisation can minimise T&D losses, making electricity more affordable.
Published 08 Apr, 2024 07:06am
Who framed the NFC?

Who framed the NFC?

The 7th NFC Award has gotten the country to a deficit of Rs6.6tr that might have been slightly larger at Rs7.3tr without it.
Published 08 Apr, 2024 07:06am

Economy waiting for a push

Around 10m employable people are jobless, and the number may rise in the coming months even if the recessionary trend is reversed.
Updated 08 Apr, 2024 10:13am
Policy-driven rent-seeking

Policy-driven rent-seeking

Current monetary policy benefits the wealthy while exacerbating economic inequality due to rising cost-push inflation.
Updated 08 Apr, 2024 10:35am
Bumper crop and smart policies

Bumper crop and smart policies

Pakistan’s strong harvest, along with strategic support from Ministry of Commerce, has led to record rice exports.
Updated 15 Apr, 2024 11:26am
The quest for adversarial collaboration

The quest for adversarial collaboration

Pakistan is in dire need of unified efforts of disagreeing parties along with international cooperation to catalyse national transformational change.
Updated 15 Apr, 2024 11:30am
Data points

Data points

Not long ago, the rich world was braced for a costly battle with inflation. Today it can seem as if the war has been won
Published 15 Apr, 2024 07:15am

Food inflation in the US

Prices for hundreds of grocery items in the US have increased more than 50pc since 2019 as food companies raised...
Published 15 Apr, 2024 07:15am