As economists have known for long, confidence is the first requirement of economic health.
Much has been written about the economy during PPP government’s five years in office. Some of that needs repeating.
The youth will wait for results but not for long.
Pakistan should invest heavily in training young people for modern sectors of the economy.
The person elected to lead the system should have the respect of both the ruling party and the opposition.
An elected government, in laying out a plan for the future, must cater to the needs of its constituencies.
Once again, the international community is stepping in with a large dose of finance to bail out the country.
Expanding the tax base will require documenting the economy that remains outside the government’s reach.
Could Lahore once again become the centre of economic activity in this part of the South Asian subcontinent?
Lahore must respond to different impulses and determine its economy itself during the early phases of urbanisation.