Dr Nasra Shah, Professor at GIDS presented at the International Conference on Population Growth titled “Opportunities and threats: Population growth and the way ahead” on December 2, 2021. The conference was organised by PRC, Forman Christian College. Dr Shah’s presentation was titled “International Labor Migration from Pakistan: A Safety Valve or a Slippery Slope”. She highlighted the aspects of concern including the declining trend in worker outflows and lack of skill improvement, but also drew attention towards the positive aspects in terms of rising remittances through formal channels. She concluded that the future will be determined by a combination of economic and non-economic factors.
By Nadir Cheema Published in Dawn on February 02, 2023 THE word ‘default’ (or its less pejorative technical equivalent, ‘restructuring’) sends shivers down the spines of our policymakers and citizens alike. It shouldn’t. Sovereign default, in an economic sense, means a government reneging on its obligations. Per this meaning, almost all governments of the world have indulged […]
By Murtaza Syed Published in The Express Tribune on January 30, 2023 With just $3.7 billion left in foreign exchange reserves, Pakistan is once again staring into the abyss. Only the IMF team’s arrival today offers a glimmer of hope that we will be able to stave off default. Eighteen months of smoke and mirrors have brought[…]