Dr. Nasra Shah served as a review panelist for evaluating a policy paper prepared by a group of nine Grade 20 civil servants as part of their training workshop at the National School of Public Policy, Lahore. The paper was entitled “Future strategies for population management- Responding to challenges and resource deficiency, value fixation and imperative of dealing with youth bulge”.
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[…]