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Dr Hafeez Sheikh

A budget amid economic impasse

A budget amid economic impasse

The overarching objective of the budget is not pro-poor, an acute political compulsion today with 13.8 percent...
Published 11 Jun, 2022 06:41am
2021 — year in review
Editorials

2021 — year in review

EDITORIAL: 2021 will be remembered as the divisive year — in terms of the yawning political divide that ...
Updated 30 Dec, 2021 09:00am
Growth versus stabilization
Opinion

Growth versus stabilization

Dr Hafeez Sheikh, twice dismissed as the country’s finance minister, made a distinction between stabilisation and...
Published 27 Dec, 2021 06:45am
Towards sixth review
Editorials

Towards sixth review

EDITORIAL: According to media reports, the sixth review talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have been...
Published 27 Sep, 2021 05:51am
Growth and stability
Editorials

Growth and stability

EDITORIAL: Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin while speaking at a workshop titled “Pakistan’s Economy – Fragility...
Published 06 Jul, 2021 03:48am
Growth rate of 4 percent?
Editorials

Growth rate of 4 percent?

EDITORIAL: Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin during his press conference this Sunday past defended the authenticity of...
Published 26 May, 2021 03:45am
A stepwise approach
Editorials

A stepwise approach

EDITORIAL: Federal Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin held meetings with provincial finance ministers, a key requirement...
Published 06 May, 2021 03:49am
Whither the economy?
Opinion

Whither the economy?

The cabinet approved the medium-term strategy paper this Tuesday past and projected a Gross Domestic Product (GDP)...
Published 19 Apr, 2021 03:22am
IMF/World Bank reports
Opinion

IMF/World Bank reports

The International Monetary Fund’s report titled “Fiscal Monitor: a fair shot” appears to be, at best,...
Published 12 Apr, 2021 03:59am
The IMF review
Editorials

The IMF review

EDITORIAL: The mission leader for the ongoing Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme revealed during a conference...
Published 12 Apr, 2021 03:59am
Outlook for inflation
Opinion

Outlook for inflation

The rate of inflation has risen sharply in the last two months. It had come down to 5.7 percent in January 2021....
Published 06 Apr, 2021 04:23am
The upcoming budget
Opinion

The upcoming budget

The federal cabinet has undergone a major change hardly eight weeks prior to the presentation of the national budget...
Published 03 Apr, 2021 03:41am
Theatre of absurdity
Editorials

Theatre of absurdity

EDITORIAL: Sometimes we find some of us committing acts that are so indefensible that one doesn’t even know where...
Published 21 Mar, 2021 04:05am