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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The next NFC was constituted on July 24, 2009. It was in the backdrop of a major political transition. The decade-old military rule, directly and indirectly, had come to an end. The arena was open to political forces to do whatever they wanted. Their primary goal, as revealed subsequently, was...
That Pakistan’s biggest asset is its youth is not debatable. That this asset is going to waste is not debatable either. Substantiating the claim, here are some statistics. About 64 per cent of our total population — roughly 132.9 million — is below the age of 30. Lying within this...
The potential fine in Reko Diq case could run into billions of dollars. Apparently the country is now looking for a new investor who could pay off the expected fines against the future earnings from the mine. But ultimately it’s the taxpayers who would be paying this cost. Ironically, this...
Prime Minister Imran Khan has recently vowed to encourage vertical expansion of Pakistani cities paving way for the growth of high-rise buildings across the country. As per media reports, he presaged not to let cities grow horizontally with a view to protecting country’s food security, green areas and environment....
ONCE again, Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his resolve to facilitate housing for low-income groups. Mr Khan recently stressed the significance of easy credit for enabling the poor to benefit from various housing options. The promulgation of effective foreclosure laws, controlling the urban sprawl, encouraging high-rise development and...
The pervasive air of economic uncertainty continues to prevail in the country in spite of repeated assurances by Prime Minister Imran Khan, faithfully echoed by Finance Minister Asad Umer, that the economy is on the path towards recovery. The reason: with the passage of time persistent accusations against the...
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) deferred oil facility of 3.2 billion dollars announced by a senior Pakistani official privy to discussions between Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Prime Minister Imran Khan during their three interactions, twice in Abu Dhabi and once in Pakistan, "most probably would...
That tourism is one of the most dynamic economic sectors in the global economy has no two opinions. Growth in the tourism sector drives grow in the economy. Tourism earns foreign exchange which can be used to produce goods and services and to import capital goods, leading to...
The recent escalation between India and Pakistan has proved to be a boon for Pakistan's international image and standing. Pakistan is rightly not gloating on this success; in a highly matured response not only has Pakistan wasted no time in releasing the pilot of downed MiG 21 but gave...
"If we realise that the FBR cannot be fixed, we will create a new FBR. This is because Pakistan's survival is linked to it. It's not about our liking or disliking: if our tax collection authority does not function properly, it could lead to a security risk. No nation...

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Slow growth in exports

The performance of exports in the first eight months of 2018-19 has been disappointing. According to the monthly trade statistics of the PBS the...