An honest look at import policy is needed

Our own experience teaches us that import restrictions are only a very temporary way of curtailing imports. In the face if a...

Dear banks – It’s time to go ‘digital first’

The talk of a digital Pakistan is not just talk. We do not say this because there has been some seismic shift...

Blowout approaching

The market is far ahead of the authorities today. It is demanding a return of almost 15 percent on money it loans...

Tipping point

The country is standing at a critical tipping point and it’s most important decision making centre is in complete disarray. The economy...

Where do we go now?

The new government faces serious economic challenges. The list is quite long, and sadly quite familiar. The immediate challenge will be unwinding...

Dragging it out

The prolonged uncertainty that has engulfed the country since the opposition’s move to table a no-confidence resolution against the Prime Minister needs...

Losing confidence

The government has done the right thing to approach the Supreme Court regarding its allegations of “horse trading” in the run up...

Towards crisis

The country is now veering dangerously towards a combined political and economic crisis. The IMF talks have hit an impasse over the...

A deadly crossroads

The country is now standing on a very dangerous precipice and more than ever before requires the highest quality decision making at...

Putin’s lunch

There is no denying that Prime Minister Imran Khan faced a difficult decision this week when President Vladimir Putin ordered his forces...

State Bank autonomy bill

There has to be some irony in watching a government talk about the importance of autonomy for the central bank while at...

Editoral: Minibudget and SBP bills

Given all the triumphant rhetoric we have been hearing from the government since this fiscal year began about how successful their revenue...

Editorial: No, this is not a financial crisis

Rising economic stress does not translate to being an ‘economic crisis’.

Uncertainty gives flight to the dollar

On the 9th of December, the US dollar reached an all time high by crossing the Rs 178 mark on the interbank...

A word of caution for the startups

It was a big year for tech and the startup space to say the very least. The largest Series A and Series...