Current Affairs Economy september 2016

Economy: A Daunting Task By Malik Muhammad Ashraf

Whether one is an avowed critic of the economic policies of the government or an anodyne appraiser of their impact, it is hard to take an issue with the claims repeatedly made by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in regards to the success that has been achieved in reviving the economy and addressing the maladies afflicting it.

Read more September 30

Monetary Policy | Editorial

IT has taken them a long time, but finally the State Bank has come around to the view that the deteriorating situation on the external sector presents risks to macroeconomic stability.

Read more September 26

Barriers to Women’s Economic Input | Editorial

Despite forming half the population of the world, women in both developed and developing countries lag behind their male counterparts when it comes to participation in the workforce and economy.

Read more September 24

Iran Wants to be Part of CPEC: Rouhani By Salim Bokhari

Expressing complete convergence of bilateral, regional and international issues, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani yesterday lauded the vision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for translating China-Pakistan Economic Corridor into reality and expressed his country’s resolve to be part of this mega economic activity.

Read more September 22

Making the CPEC work for Pakistan By Amir Hussain

Pakistani intelligence agencies have been sending out security alerts of Indian interference along the western alignment route of the CPEC in Balochistan as well as at the gateway in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Read more September 22

Depressing Economic Numbers | Editorial

A frightful drop of 53% in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first two months of the current fiscal year is yet another number to add to an already worrisome economic outlook.

Read more September 22

Economy: Three Main Challenges By Dr Kamal Monnoo

It is difficult to have a constructive discussion with the government functionaries on the state of Pak economy. Led by an over confident finance minister, nearly the entire economic leadership believes that they have done an outstanding job over the last 3 years on the economy.

Read more September 21

CPEC: A source of Regional Integration not Conflict By Hassam Waheed

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the new eye-catching economic project for the region. According to experts, this project has the ability to alter the overall geo-political and economic fate of the region.

Read more September 20

The New Global Game By M Ziauddin

Geo-economics is the name of the new global game that has just been kicked off and the ball is still in the mid-field as the defenders of the veterans led by the US are being severely tested by the youthful attackers led by China.

Read more September 17

Inequality Within Our Public Agenda By Syed Mohammad Ali

Since the 1990s, around a billion people are estimated to have been lifted out of extreme poverty. Yet, it is intriguing that this decrease in poverty is not accompanied by any significant reduction in the gap between the haves and the have nots.

Read more September 16

Pakistan Signs OECD Convention By Imran Ali Kundi

Pakistan has signed the OECD’s Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters that would help in exchanging information about untaxed money of Pakistanis, amounting to billions of dollars, stashed in foreign banks.

Read more September 16

Pakistan’s Taxation Crisis | Editorial

Whether they indulged in legal tax avoidance or evaded taxes under the counter, leaked documents of a Panamanian firm revealed quite a lot in April about a number of Pakistani politicians and businessmen.

Read more September 14

The Road to Knowledge Economy By Naveed Iftikhar

Slogans of turning Pakistan into a knowledge economy have been echoing in the political corridors but the reality is that the country ranks 126 out of 140 countries in the global competitiveness indicator of the World Economic Forum

Read more September 10

CPEC Security | Editorial

Questions have been raised about the difference between the Chinese and the Pakistan work ethic in connection with progress on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

Read more September 09

Reducing Inequality By Dr Akmal Hussain

The social, economic and regional inequalities at the global and national levels have become so acute that the injustice inherent in them has become apparent to politicians as well as policymakers.

Read more September 08

The NFC Award By Muhammad Shahid Rafique & Nazia Abdul Ghaffar

Inter-provincial harmony, undoubtedly, plays an important role not only in the development of a nation but also in promoting and maintaining democracy.

Read more September 05