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Global perspective on OBOR

Ever since President Xi Jinping of China unfolded One Belt One Road (OBOR) at World Economic Forum at Davos for global connectivity and trade, Europe is struggling to come to terms with this historic mega project. With the focus of President Donald Trump
Published 16 Mar, 2019 12:00am
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The implementation challenge

The PTI government is still in the process of comprehending the grave challenges the country's economy is confronted with but appears to be now better aligning itself to the ground realities, foremost of which is the revenue shortfall in all venues of rev
Published 09 Mar, 2019 12:00am
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The implementation challenge

The PTI government is still in the process of comprehending the grave challenges the country's economy is confronted with but appears to be now better aligning itself to the ground realities, foremost of which is the revenue shortfall in all venues of rev
Published 09 Mar, 2019 12:00am
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Economic price of warmongering

In the current crisis following the Pulwama attack, Pakistan has undoubtedly come out as the winner in two bouts fought so far both in terms of diplomacy and military capacity and capability. Much of this has also been acknowledged by the intelligentsia o
Published 02 Mar, 2019 12:00am
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Foreign investments in Pakistan

The two-day visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has ended on a positive note - both on diplomatic and investment fronts. The extent of his visit is unprecedented with Saudi Arabia pledging to invest $ 20 billion in Pakistan, mostly in energy s
Published 23 Feb, 2019 12:00am
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BRI: European Perception

It was five year ago that China's president Xi Jinping launched what he coined as the 'Belt and Road Initiative(BRI)' which found a new legitimacy at his address at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. Since then, Europe is excited about his in
Published 16 Feb, 2019 12:00am
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Perception matters

Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) has published the results of its latest 'Business Confidence Index (BCI) Survey - Wave 17', conducted in December 2018.
Published 09 Feb, 2019 12:00am
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Karachi

The city of Karachi was once rated as one of the best and cleanest cities of Asia. Its streets were cleaned every morning and garbage collected. It was a city where buses and trams transported the public, maintaining their dignity. It was a city where Mus
Published 02 Feb, 2019 12:00am
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The 'mini-budget'

The much hyped 'mini-budget' was presented in the National Assembly on 23rd January 2019. While the PTI government, in the presence of PM Imran Khan in the house, well-achieved its objective of unfolding its economic and fiscal policies before the nation,
Published 26 Jan, 2019 12:00am
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Reviving ailing PSEs - II

The last week's column identified the key gaps observed by the incumbent government in the public sector enterprises (PSEs) such as lack of relevant skills and expertise in administrative ministries and divisions for guiding and helping the PSEs perform i
Published 19 Jan, 2019 12:00am
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Reviving ailing PSEs - I

The Federal Cabinet last month decided to constitute "Sarmaya-e-Pakistan Company" to revive 193 state-owned entities and manage their affairs in an efficient manner.
Published 12 Jan, 2019 12:00am
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The circular debt challenge

The menace of circular debt was first recognised in 2008, which was at Rs 108 billion. Thereafter, each year, as the state governance particularly country's energy sector, deteriorated the circular debt soared.
Published 05 Jan, 2019 12:00am