Kamal Monnoo

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Dr Kamal Monnoo is a political analyst. He is honorary consul general of the Czech Republic in Punjab, Pakistan, and a member Board of Governors of Islamabad Policy Research Institute. He is the author of two books ‘A Study of WTO’, and ‘Economic Management in Pakistan.’ He can be reached at: kamal.monnoo@gmail.com.

Op-ed: Pakistan India trade situation

I was recently invited to a (webinar) conference organized by the CRRID (Centre for Rural Research and Industrial Development) management, India, to participate on...

Economic Slowdown in Pakistan: A Result of Austerity & Reduced Spending?

Could the current economic slowdown in Pakistan be a result of unnaturally hyped up austerity slogans of PTI when it assumed power? The notion...

Thomas Piketty’s latest book ‘Capital and Ideology’ making waves worldwide

Thomas Piketty’s latest book, Capital and Ideology, which is now also available in the English version, is making a lot of waves worldwide and...

Ease of Doing Business: Real Reforms are still to come

The Ease of doing business index ranks countries against each other based on how much the regulatory environment is conducive to business operations in...

The textile industry needs state support to survive COVID-19

Last week SDPI (Sustainable Development Policy Institute) organized through webinar a “Consultative Dialogue on Textile & Garment Sector Outlook Amid Covid-19”, between the Government,...

PTI governance: A series of mismanaged affairs

Constant management gaffes by the PTI government are not just becoming a source of embarrassment for the Pakistani nation, but now also posing a...

Much left to be desired: The PTI Budget 2020-21

The national budget 2020-21 presented today offers no surprises. Announced in a typical PTI style where, as usual, ambiguity prevails on where the real...

A comprehensive analysis of National Budget 2020-21: opportunities, failures & myths

The national budget 2020-21 presented today offers no surprises. Announced in a typical PTI style where, as usual, ambiguity prevails on where the real...

Fiscal budget 2020-21: The best way forward

As Pakistan moves towards its Fiscal Budget 2020-21, perhaps the most difficult since its inception, ironically the national economic management per se seems to...

Covid-19: Pakistan’s textile exports dealt a blow

The current situation with Pakistani Textiles is rather precarious. In April 2020, textile exports declined by 65% to $404 million, against exports of $11,139...

Unlocking the Economy – Keep Going

These days there is this pointless war of words going around in the political arena and also to some extent in the civil society....

COVID-19 offers opportunity to reclaim Quaid’s Pakistan

The financial budget of Pakistan consistently runs in a deficit (by some account close to a double-digit deficit), while periodic external account pressures invariably...

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