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Fiscal discipline: A comparison between PML-N and PPP regimes

Over a passage of time, it becomes important that we reflect into the economic performances of the PML-N and PPP regimes respectively...

Onecoin: Cryptocurrency for the gullible

Our society seems to be fascinated with credulity and self-delusion. I first noticed this back in 2013, when “Engineer” Agha Waqar came...

Kill transactions, kill economic growth

Shopping malls are empty, consumer businesses are reporting losses in double digits, people are losing jobs while new ones are not available,...

The Future of Water in Pakistan

By Rimsha Zahid In Pakistan’s agro-based economy, where agricultural production depends largely on irrigated areas, watersheds and their management can have significant positive...

Financial inclusivity: Where does Pakistan stand?

Pakistan is a lower middle-income economy, located in the heart of South Asia, with a GDP estimated at $284 Billion (2016), and...

10 facts about milk that you should know

A huge public debate about milk quality has been raging in recent months. A lot of confusion and doubts spread through the...

Why most board rooms at Pakistan Inc. are nothing more than a hoax

In my career in the corporate sector and now as a strategy consultant I have often seen corporate boards of listed companies...

Budget – Not all is doom and gloom

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s PTI led government has announced a tough budget to arrest the alarming build up in public debt over...

Why Jeffrey Sachs is wrong about Reko Diq

It started with the usual leftie / “anti-imperialism is the ultimate moral good” crowd. An article written by American economist Jeffrey Sachs...

What Shanghai Electric is inheriting from Abraaj

The problem with buying a monopoly is that you never really think about the competition until it is too late. Shanghai Electric’s...

Our manufacturing opportunity

For the last 5 months, I have undertaken the arduous task of renovating my home. Much to the discomfort of family members,...

How Pakistan can avoid the “Dutch Disease”

Should the country soon find itself awash in hydrocarbon wealth, how it chooses to manage that surplus will be critical

“No, I don’t see myself in your seat in 5 years time”

Growing up in the 70s, whenever we were asked what we would like to do as an adult, the very obvious response...

Corrupting power

Pakistan’s energy crisis remains an issue that several governments have failed to tackle during their reign over the nation. The state of...

The trader’s dilemma

The trading community and the government came to some semblance of an agreement on tax issues recently, after months of simmering tensions...