Pitfalls of import substitution

By DR MANZOOR AHMAD Published in DAWN on January 09, 2023 ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) has recently decided, among other things, that import substitution should be the first step in strengthening the economy. Since none of the NSC members is an economist, they will not have realised that import substitution policies always result in adding […]



Increase IT exports to $15b by 2026: PM

Published in The Express Tribune on January 06, 2023 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said that the country’s IT exports are not up to par, and directed the concerned authorities to take practical steps to enhance Pakistan’s IT exports from the current $2.6 billion to $15 billion within the next three years. “Pakistan has a[…]



Why the IMF?

By Rashid Amjad Published in DAWN on January 1, 2023 AS a champion of market fundamentalism and regaining and maintaining macroeconomic balance, however high the costs, there are very few people and even fewer economists who have a good word to say about the IMF. Indeed, going for support to the IMF is a country’s worse economic[…]