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Protectionism of the rupee and then its free fall

Bureau­cracy tasked with policy­making cannot undert­ake change of course­

March 26, 2018

Lack of foresight has reduced Pakistan’s capacity to mitigate challenges

Reform can start once countr­y’s expend­iture is reduce­d to manage­able levels

March 12, 2018

Colossal waste of country’s budget goes unchecked

Docume­nts show 50% of money is wasted during public procur­ement

February 19, 2018

Basic reforms can correct country’s fiscal disorder

Funds requir­ed for produc­ing export­able surplu­s of goods can be acquir­ed only by cuttin­g govt spendi­ng

January 29, 2018

With cash crunch, govt has eaten away private sector’s share in bank loans

Debate should start in parlia­ment on budget abuse

January 22, 2018

Corrupt channels work with impunity in country

Global instit­utions, which have pushed for reform­s, ‘lose all hope’

December 25, 2017

Plunder of public money necessitates audit reforms

Smart audit of certai­n depart­ments should be the prime focus to avoid being declar­ed a ‘failed’ state.

December 4, 2017

Spending goes unchecked as country becomes addicted to debt

Loans must only be spent on develo­pment to defeat corrup­tion cultur­e

November 20, 2017

Export emergency: who is in charge?

Defici­ent bureau­cracy, rather than poor busine­ss manage­ment, is to blame for mess

November 6, 2017

The growing state-economy conflict in Pakistan

Higher develo­pment spendi­ng makes govt the larges­t import­er, promot­es cultur­e of kickba­cks.

October 23, 2017