Saturday December 02, 2023
Abid Hasan
Abid Hasan

  • May 18, 2022

    Pakistan on the precipice

    This year, India’s growth rate is expected to reach 8 per cent – highest among all large countries. Its exports touched $670 billion, and it has...

  • January 23, 2022

    Parliament failing citizens

    The performance of Pakistan’s parliaments in discharging their key functions – enacting laws; reviewing/approving government spending and...

  • June 19, 2021

    Limited reforms and temporary gains

    The PTI’s fourth budget, presented by its fourth finance minister, is mostly more of the same. Glancing through the last 10 pre-pandemic budget...

  • June 11, 2021

    PML-N’s half-truths, PTI’s hype

    In a much-hyped recent pre-budget seminar, PML-N leaders touted their government’s performance, and berated the PTI’s performance in the last...

  • May 24, 2021

    Aid from Bangladesh

    Every government in Pakistan, including the current one, has gone around the world with a begging bowl. We are now drowning in debt and stuck in an...

  • March 24, 2021

    SBP reforms and the IMF

    Pakistan has finally taken a bold step in the right direction with regard to the autonomy of the SBP. However, there are some serious flaws with the...

  • June 18, 2020

    Cleaning up the budget

    The writer is a former adviser to the World Bank.Pakistan’s corona-related ‘lives and livelihood’ crisis is grave. One was hoping that the...

  • May 03, 2020

    The fiscalitis virus

    The whole world is facing a single pandemic virus. We are facing two – the coronavirus and the fiscalitis virus developed in Washington by the...

  • April 22, 2020

    Expand Ehsaas, extend lockdown

    The writer is a former adviser to the World Bank.Pakistan’s health crisis could explode , gravely crippling its society, economy and national...

  • April 02, 2020

    Don’t beg, just tax the wealthy

    For decades our leaders and elite have chosen to beg and borrow overseas, even to deliver the very basic functions of state. No wonder we are known...