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IMF approves $6bn package for Pakistan

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Budget 2019-20: Salaried class to pay more taxes under PTI govt

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Rupee continues to tumble, down 3.1 per cent

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Rupee down by another Rs4.6 against dollar in interbank market, hits Rs147

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Hafeez Shaikh reviews NSW plans, suggests swift implementation

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U.S., China sketch outlines of deal to end trade war: sources

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to sign MoUs on drug control, renewable energy: FO

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Chinese envoy meets PM; says next CPEC stage to focus on investing, buying more from Pakistan

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How to fix the Pakistani economy: Dr S Akbar Zaidi

Technocratic solutions are not enough; Pakistan needs to have major political parties agree on the broad contours of economic policy

How to fix the Pakistani economy: Dr Nadeemul Haque

We need to deregulate our cities to allow more construction and high-rise development

How to fix the Pakistani economy: Dr Hafiz A. Pasha

The government should formulate a clear trade strategy, and then subsidise industries that can compete globally

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