SBP warns of forced repatriation of overseas Pakistani workers

By Shahid Iqbal Published in DAWN on November 21, 2020 KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has warned over possible forced repatriation of overseas workers that could create grave problems for the economy urging the government to evolve a comprehensive strategy to deal with the situation. “While the short-to-medium-term focus seems appropriate given the abruptness of […]



Growth prospects

By Sakib Sherani Published in DAWN on November 20, 2020 THE prime minister and his economic team have expressed satisfaction on the state of the economy in recent weeks. This confidence appears to be premature and misplaced. Not for the first time has a government declared that the economy is at a ‘take-off’ stage when it has[…]



IMF programme unlikely to be back on track soon

By Khaleeq Kiani Published in DAWN on November 13, 2020 ISLAMABAD: The Extended Fund Facility (EFF) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) may not be back on track in a formal way very soon as the authorities struggle on politically challenging issues — power sector and revenue — amid difficult economic conditions. While the two sides are[…]