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10/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Rethinking our future

There are many developments, external and internal, that Pakistan must manage with skill and finesse Read More

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6/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Budget 2020: put the people first

There is nothing more important today than the lives of Pakistanis and survival of businesses. Helpi Read More

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5/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

What Lies Ahead?

There is an overload of talk about the pandemic but not too many answers or even the right questions Read More

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4/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

Covid-19: a threat and a wakeup call

The virus is a test of how well states are run. It is not without reason that East Asia’s response i Read More

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4/10/2020 12:00:00 AM

Covid-19: a threat and a wakeup call -Part I

The pandemic has something to say to all of us. Its most clear message is that humans must change th Read More

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12/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Prioritising economic growth

Is more debt a cure for high-debt economies? That is the conundrum faced by most distressed economie Read More

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12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

Is Pakistan ready for economic growth?

Our knowledge of history, economics, and much more owes a lot to the works of Ibn Khaldun. With his Read More

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12/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Out of the IMF loop

Past governments have claimed that Pakistan will soon become an ‘Asian Tiger’ or that CPEC is the ga Read More

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5/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

Ensuring performance

This is the second of two columns on the subject of improving government performance. In the first c Read More

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5/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Improving performance

In the last few months, I have shared my views on a number of development topics. With so much expec Read More

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5/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Growth under the IMF

In his recent bestseller, Factfulness, the late Hans Rosling shows us how much better the world is n Read More

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3/30/2019 12:00:00 AM

Fixing our energy

It seems that the warnings about the frailty of our energy supply are mostly true. And though succes Read More

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2/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

The PSE black hole

With public finance in disarray for decades, it is only right for the government to find ways to fil Read More

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1/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Rethinking the PSDP

In finding the right mix for long-term economic growth in Pakistan, we may look also at the role of Read More

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12/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

Manufacturing for prosperity

It is time to atone again for our profligacy. While we will soon know whether or not Pakistan enters Read More

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12/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

Towards sustained growth

Long-term GDP growth should be at the core of Pakistan’s economic policy. Though not an ideal measur Read More

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12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

Why is the foreign exchange crisis a surprise?

The balance of payments crisis has been a regular feature of our economy. What we need to see is why Read More

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11/23/2018 12:00:00 AM

Making democracy work for all

As I know from recent experience, there is no prize for runners-up in election to political office. Read More

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8/23/2012 12:00:00 AM

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS IN PAKISTAN

Part-I Since Pakistan came into existence there has been a tussle between the politicians and the g Read More

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7/12/2012 12:00:00 AM

DONOR’S AUSTERITY DEMANDS END UP HURTING ECONOMIC GROWTH

With the problematic IMF program expiring in September, the central donor-debate will shift from rev Read More

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10/5/2011 12:00:00 AM

REFORMING OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM

In a way, a large number of our present day social and political problems are rooted in the inadequa Read More

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8/22/2011 12:00:00 AM

ENERGY – THE MOST PRESSING CONCERN

Productive investment is the only plausible engine of growth, but it will need energy. Even as it c Read More

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7/27/2011 12:00:00 AM

COULD THIS FLOOD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED?

“Water shortages”, warns the British scholar Anatol Lieven, “present the greatest future threat to t Read More

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6/21/2010 12:00:00 AM

ECONOMY – THE WAY FORWARD

Pakistan’s economic performance will depend both on the future policies of the Government and the gl Read More

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6/11/2010 12:00:00 AM

RESOLVING THE WATER CRISIS

It is not the first time that Pakistan has faced a major water crisis. In the early sixties, in many Read More

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5/13/2010 12:00:00 AM

RESOLVING THE ENERGY CRISIS

The total installed power generation capacity in Pakistan is about 20,000 MW. At any point in time a Read More

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3/6/2010 12:00:00 AM

WHY SEEK IMF AID

In 2000 Goldman Sachs published a report identifying Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs) as coun Read More