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Cursory Assessment of Pakistan’s 2017-18 Federal Budget

Cursory Assessment of Pakistan’s 2017-18 Federal Budget

Fiscal prudence, an ever pertinent concept in economics, becomes even more paramount when used for the government budgeting. However, the fiscal prudence in general is mostly trumped by populism, especially when the elections are nearing. The trend seems to have been reversed by the incumbent finance minister, Ishaq Dar. Two […]

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Next NFC Award will be announced soon: Ishaq Dar (Courtesy: Khyber News)

NFC – Bottlenecks and Possible Solutions

Study of political arrangements of countries across the globe reveals that most of the central governments generate more revenues than regional/provincial governments. This disparity calls for establishment of revenue distribution authority or other legal arrangements for revenue or resource distribution. Transfers are required to make provinces/states able to meet their […]

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Comparison of Economic Growth under Democracy and Dictatorship: Comparing Musharraf Era to the Post 2007 Regimes

Comparison of Economic Growth under Democracy and Dictatorship: Comparing Musharraf Era to the Post 2007 Regimes

Briefs, Domestic, Research Brief, Trade and Economics January 31, 2017 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

Economies have different historical backgrounds and operate under sundry government structures. Every ruler comes up with his own economic and social policies which broadly affects the nation either in a positive or a negative way. In Pakistan, the political instability played a very crucial role in maneuvering the economic trends. […]

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The Gambit of the Privatization of PIA

The Gambit of the Privatization of PIA

Briefs, Domestic, Research Brief, Trade and Economics January 29, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

PIA is a government owned entity which was once considered  one of the top carriers around the globe  but over the past few years, its financial situation is abysmal. Some scholars blame basic flaws in the managerial and administrative structure whereas others emphasise on corruption in PIA. However, the real […]

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Courtesy: Action Aid

Gender Equality and Economic Prosperity in Pakistan

Gender refers to the socially constructed characteristics of women and men such as, norms and roles. These norms and roles vary from society to society. Gender equality is a phenomenon that gives equal rights and responsibilities to all human beings regardless of their gender. Since the past few decades, the […]

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Comparative Analysis of Gwadar and Chabahar: The Two Rival Ports

Comparative Analysis of Gwadar and Chabahar: The Two Rival Ports

About 80 percent of the world trade is carried out by sea-borne routes. This indicates the importance of warm water sea ports. The South Asian region has great significance since it is located in a region where most of the world’s sea trade passes. Rapid changes are underway in this […]

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China's New Silk Road

Why CPEC matters to the World: Delivering Security through Economic Development

Introduction The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is part development scheme, part strategic gambit. Although the Sino-Pakistani friendship has been labelled as “higher than Himalayas”, perhaps it’s time to refashion it with a greater qualifier: the CPEC represents a watershed moment in the Sino-Pakistani partnership, a reflection of enhanced and deepened […]

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Economic Uplift of the City of Lights

Economic Uplift of the City of Lights

The Karachi operation has entered in its third year. The on-going operation has played an instrumental role in bringing normalcy to the lives of the Karachiites. The normalcy has resulted in increased economic activities in the port city, which clearly indicate the economic revival of the financial capital of Pakistan. […]

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