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The Fourth Transition – Dr Maleeha Lodhi

With Tassaduq Hussain Jillani’s elevation to chief justice of Pakistan, the country has completed a third transition this year. A historic political transition saw...

Dr Ashfaque H Khan

Statistical issues – Dr Ashfaque H Khan

Statistics speak all languages, affect all policies and touch all aspects of people’s lives. The significance of critical statistics for policymakers cannot be...

The Robbing Class – Asif Ezdi

At a meeting with businessmen and industrialists on November 28, the prime minister announced with great fanfare what was billed as an economic revival package for the...

In Search Of Prudent Economics – Dr Muhammad Yaqub

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is a well-intentioned leader and seems to be genuinely interested in taking the economy out of its existing state of stagflation, which has...

Reframing Our Goals – Sakib Sherani

MANY maybe most of our economic goals and targets are fuzzy and ambiguous. In the case of some critical objectives we should be striving towards, the goal is not even...

Enabling healthcare

Today’s Pakistan faces such unprecedented, multi-faceted and complex challenges that the entire nation seems to be sulking, waiting for the political leadership to...

Amazing Energy

While oil, coal, wind and solar power are well-known by the general public, the new trend has been to explore the resources of methane on our planet. Indeed the...

The 3G Test

Earlier last month, the Supreme Court directed the government to put in place the necessary institutional arrangements at the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, in...

The Tasks That Should Have Been

Pakistan’s economy is on the sick bed suffering from three structural ailments. These are (a) a large imbalance between the required rate of investment and the actual...

Take The Risk

The charter of the IMF limits it to providing short-term balance of payments assistance to a member country. During the period of its financial assistance, the IMF is...

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