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CPEC: A Paucity of Planning by Pakistan

Arif Rafiq | As Pakistan’s macroeconomic situation deteriorates, this summer will feature a moment of reckoning, as both the caretaker and new government will not...

Govt announces huge tax cuts on electric cars in Budget 18-19

News Analysis | To conform to the global shift towards environment-friendly electric/clean energy cars, the Government of Pakistan has introduced tax cuts and facilitation to...

Pakistan’s online shopping frenzy: e-commerce set to cross $ Billion mark

News Analysis | Pakistan’s e-commerce sector is set to cross the $1bn mark, two years sooner than predictions by experts. Earlier, experts had predicted that...

State Bank Pakistan reports decline in Foreign Direct Investment

News Analysis | Foreign direct investment (FDI) has witnessed a drop of 3 % during the first seven months of this fiscal year, according to...

Pakistani businessmen worry about Chinese takeover after CPEC

News Analysis | Shedding light on the immediate external liabilities as a significant challenge, Pakistan Business Council (PBC) this week called for a measured recon...

Pakistan’s budget deficit could expand due to election spending

News Analysis | The World Bank, on Wednesday, warned Pakistan that its budget deficit may increase due to weak tax revenues, expenditure escalation and increasing...

Food imports grow far higher than exports as year comes to...

News Analysis | Food commodities exports have surged during the past five months of the running fiscal year by 12.5 percent in a year on...

World Bank approves $825 million loan to Pakistan

News Analysis | The World Bank has granted Pakistan an $825 million loan to upgrade the energy and public finance sectors in a country that...

Kinnow exports skyrocket: Exports to Indonesia boost to $48 million

News Analysis | Export of Kinnow (citrus fruit) from Pakistan to Indonesia has surged by a staggering 150 percent to $48 million in the current...

School based budgeting is the future

Aisha Sarwari | The most critical transformation underway in the public schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seems to be school finance reforms. Following on the footsteps...

Exploring “Sharifism”

Raja Waqas Shabbir | Get ready world, after Capitalism and Marxism; we have a new entry, "Sharifism”. While addressing a massive gathering at college ground-Abbottabad,...

The lie we tell ourselves to justify British rule

M. Usama Khawar | There's a popular narrative that floats around the subcontinent, like a safety net we revert to in times of need, that...

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