Tag: economy

Businessmen term fuel price hike ‘bad move’ for PML-N

News Desk | The Businessmen Panel (BMP) expressed their disapproval of the price hike on the petrol and diesel products, which came into effect from...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

Should Pakistan have any positive expectations from the Foreign Secretary meetings...

News Analysis | Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua arrived in Kabul today for the first Pak-Afghan Joint working group meeting. Ms. Janjua led the delegation...

Long Term Plan (LTP) of CPEC is a mystery

 Raja Waqas Shabbir | Economic and financial stability is connected with political stability- was the much talked about statement of Army Chief Qamar Zaman Bajwa...

Exploiting Pakistan’s steel mills

Ikram Sehgal | Employing more than 40000 workers, Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) was a gigantic force-multiplier for employment downstream in directly contributing to the national...

Understanding Pakistan’s $210bn debt situation with former Finance Minister Dr Salman...

GVS News | Pakistan currently has $210bn in total debt which is close to 70 percent of its gross domestic product; external debt of over...

Is the Ayatollah serious about Islamic Revolutionary Guard divestments?

Andrew Korybko | The Ayatollah ordered the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the country’s conventional military forces to divest their holdings in the economy....

Inclusive Development Index: Pakistan scores higher than India

News Analysis | Pakistan has been ranked at 47th place among emerging economies on the Inclusive Development Index, ahead of India at 62nd place. China,...

Iran: Protests and threat of renewed sanctions lead to revolutionary guard...

James M Dorsey | Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appears in the wake of recent anti-government protests to have put his weight behind President...

State Bank optimistic after forecast growth in economy

News Analysis | The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued a statement that the prospects for economic growth remain strong, noting that the economy...

Saudi Arabia announces $2 billion bailout for Yemen government

AFP | Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, following desperate calls for funding from the war-torn...

Afghanistan – A view from Pakistan

K. Hussan Zia | President Trump and his cohorts are accusing Pakistan of perfidy for taking $33 billion in aid from the U.S and not...

Shaukat Khanum 23rd anniversary

Nasir Azeem | Few days back Shaukat Khanum Hospital celebrated 23 years of it's foundation on 29th of December, the date on which Imran Khan's...

Is Iran’s failing economy the real cause for protests?

AFP | Despite demonstrators chanting provocative slogans against Iran's Islamic rulers, analysts say the roots of the current protests lie in the same anger at...

52 people protesting high prices arrested in Iran

AFP | An Iranian official said Friday that 52 people had been arrested in the previous day's protests against high prices that highlighted deep-rooted economic...

Can community building help end extremist violence in Pakistan?

Saud Bin Ahsen | During the last fifteen years Pakistan has been a victim of instability, insecurity and political violence due to its role as...

Everything points to an imminent Collapse of Saudi Monarchy

Junaid Jhandad | Christopher Davidson aptly pointed out, in his treatise “After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies”, the root causes due...

How Xi is ensuring that China’s economy remains strong

AFP | President Xi Jinping stamped his authority over China's economy at a major meeting ending Wednesday, which called for "reasonable" credit expansion, increased imports...

Will ‘vision 2030’ prove to be a savior for the ailing...

Najma Minhas | The last couple of years have been testing times for the Saudi Arabian economy. Middle East’s “Desert Kingdom” has relied exclusively upon...

New trends suggest resurgence in Syrian economy

Sophie Mangal | It is widely assumed that the current state of the Syrian economy is very strongly tied to sanctions, hyperinflation, unemployment, and poverty....

Failure in newly inaugurated LNG terminal disrupts gas supply

News Analysis | Pakistan’s second liquefied natural gas (LNG) re-gasification terminal at Port Qasim has suffered a severe technical fault. The emergency mechanism was deployed...

Imran’s reminder: Corruption is the only ideology of Nawaz

News Analysis | Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan lambasted the ousted ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and stated, “Nawaz’s ideology is corruption”. He said this...

Can PTI make Pakistan a welfare state?

Dr. Farid A Malik | Kaptaan has made a firm commitment that his Naya Pakistan will be a welfare state. In the sixties, Zulfiqar Ali...

“Arab Media War at the heart of Saudi Purges?”

James M. Dorsey | Long-standing Saudi efforts to dominate the pan-Arab media landscape appear to have moved into high gear with Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

Pakistan in midst of a fourth generation war?

News Desk | Dr. Farrukh Saleem has written often about the fourth generation war that Pakistan is facing. GVS Managing editor, Najma Minhas, spoke with...

Iran’s snub to US has meaning for India

M K Bhadrakumar | Only Tehran could have punctured US President Donald Trump’s massive ego with just a delicate deflection by the wrist. It all...

Will re-branding Islam work for Saudi Arabia?

News Analysis | This week, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) vowed to transform the Ultra Conservative country into a hub of ‘moderate Islam.' It seeks...

India using Keynesian Economics to pump economy

News Analysis | On Tuesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced an unprecedented Rs 2.11 trillion (32 billion$) recapitalization programme for public sector banks intended to...

Government thinking of taking out even more debt! More misery for...

News Analysis | With elections just around the corner - the Government of Pakistan has decided to borrow an additional $450m on a short-term facility from...

Does the growth in FDI depict the true picture of Pakistan’s...

News Analysis | In contradiction to the current debate bashing Pakistan economy for its poor performance, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) released its report on Wednesday....

Recent Posts

Cholistan Jeep Rally: Magsi takes the trophy again

News Desk | Nadir Magsi, Pakistan Peoples’ Party member for Sindh Provincial Assembly, won the Cholistan Desert Rally in the prepared category for the second...

PTI minister defends his party’s performance in KP

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister of Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Muhammad Atif Khan, defended his party against the allegations of...

Will Jennfier Aniston and Brad Pitt reunite after their divorces?

News Desk | Jennifer Aniston has issued a statement addressing reports she is interacting with her ex-husband Brad Pitt as a shoulder to lean on...

Declaring Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism will lead to an irreversible...

News Desk | In a seminar on “Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan” at Woodrow Wilson Center on February 13, 2018, three renowned...

MQM drama continues: Farooq Sattar elected party chief again

News Desk | Farooq Sattar has been elected as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener in the intraparty elections held on Sunday. The elections were...

Top Posts