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FATF and Pakistan’s future

Perhap­s NDC should take up this issue as a test case and put full might of the state behind it

June 25, 2019

Commission on public debt

Any such commis­sion should be absolu­tely transp­arent in its procee­dings and make all its findin­gs public­

June 18, 2019

Moving beyond defence budget cuts

The key is to carefu­lly differ­entiat­e betwee­n wastef­ul and necess­ary govt expend­iture and undert­ake some bold reform­s

June 11, 2019

Recipe for SEZ success

If the govern­ment can figure out just one SEZ right and make it a succes­s, there can be countl­ess others.

June 4, 2019

The socks economy and mobile phones

Can we break this cycle of the socks econom­y?

May 28, 2019

CPEC and industry relocation

Should we expect any Chines­e indust­ry to reloca­te to Pakist­an under the China-Pakist­an Econom­ic Corrid­or?

May 21, 2019

CPEC debt trap — fiction or reality?

The CPEC portfo­lio includ­es both govern­ment-to-govern­ment loans and privat­e commer­cial invest­ments

May 7, 2019

Using mobile wallets to fix economy

How can Pakist­an ensure growth in digita­l financ­e and use of mobile wallet­s?

April 30, 2019

Goodbye Asad Umar!

Right after a massiv­e cabine­t reshuf­fle, this was unprec­edente­d, yet unders­tandab­le

April 23, 2019

Unsolved Kasur cases and DNA databank

But as soon as the media spotli­ght turned away, the remain­ing five unreso­lved cases were quickl­y forgot­ten.

April 16, 2019