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Farhat Ali

Opinion

SOEs: most viable option

One of the IMF key benchmarks for the current Extended Fund Facility programme is the settlement of the fate of...
Published 19 Sep, 2020 02:44am
Opinion

Country needs FDI

ARTICLE: The Board of Investment (BoI) last week rolled out an investment promotion strategy for the next three...
Published 05 Sep, 2020 02:50am
Opinion

'Make in Pakistan'

ARTICLE: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week pledged to promote the local industry and pursue the policy of "Make in...
Published 29 Aug, 2020 02:49am
Opinion

Two years in power

ARTICLE: The year 2020 will be recorded in history as a year of severe global economic and political turmoil and...
Published 22 Aug, 2020 03:24am
Opinion

The rationale for subsidies

ARTICLE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed his adviser on finance Dr Hafeez Shaikh to form a "special cell" to...
Published 25 Jul, 2020 02:49am
Opinion

A 'solution' out of the box

ARTICLE: Presiding over a meeting of the Economic think tank early this week, Prime Minister Imran Khan called for...
Published 18 Jul, 2020 02:47am
Opinion

Oil sector

ARTICLE: In end May 2020, the federal government announced a big reduction in the price of petrol by Rs 7.06 per...
Published 04 Jul, 2020 03:02am
Opinion

The fate of SOEs

ARTICLE: The enthusiasm to turn around State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) through a newly-established entity...
Published 27 Jun, 2020 02:55am
Opinion

Headhunting professionals

ARTICLE: The federal cabinet has reported to have expressed its reservations on the presentation made by Dr Ishrat...
Published 20 Jun, 2020 04:13am
Opinion

The challenge of SOEs

The 190 State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) comprising Public Sector Companies (PSCs), Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and Authorities, employing a total of over 425,000 personnel, incur a colossal loss of around Rs 500 billion a year. In other words,
Published 30 May, 2020 12:06am
Opinion

Post-coronavirus world

Most of the developed nations will move out of the current coronavirus pandemic crisis soon because of good governance, strong financial bases and political harmony. They are cooperating with each other in this hour of crisis. The problems will remain in
Published 29 May, 2020 12:05am
Opinion

Diamer-Bhasha dam

Finally, the commencement of much-awaited Bhasha dam has been formally announced. Prime Minister Imran Khan last Monday ordered immediate commencement of work on construction of Diamer-Bhasha dam, rightly describing water security as the foremost priority
Published 16 May, 2020 12:07am
Opinion

Formal and non-formal education

The World Bank is reported to have stated that it will assist Pakistan in developing a new model of non-formal education which, it said, would combine literacy, labour market skills and life skills development for uneducated and illiterate children, youth
Published 09 May, 2020 12:06am
Opinion

Report on IPPs

The report on the conduct of IPPs has indeed triggered extensive criticism on the profits made by Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in the last four decades and witnessed an extensive media bashing of IPPs on their conduct with an equally-hyped condemnat
Published 02 May, 2020 12:08am