Visions of Mahbub

By Murtaza Syed Published in The Express Tribune on August 02, 2022 Mahbub ul Haq taught me all I know about economics that is ultimately worth knowing. In a nation cruelly short of heroes, Mahbub, my first boss, was a shining light. As Chief Economist of the Planning Commission in the 1960s, he punctured the celebrated high […]



Contractual workers ‘can’t be regularised’

By Hasnaat Malik Published in The Express Tribune on August 01, 2022 ISLAMABAD: The top court has reiterated that the contractual employees in the relation of master and servant had no vested right to seek regularisation without any statutory backing. “Contractual employees have no vested right to regularisation, but their regularisation may be considered subject to the[…]



Is this a crisis like none other?

By Reza Baqir Published in DAWN on July 31, 2022 FOR crisis managers, each economic crisis appears like none other. The perception of our current economic challenge and the commentary around it seems no exception. This is at least the third pronounced economic challenge that our country has faced in the past three years. The spring and[…]