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Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri
Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri

  • June 14, 2024

    Budget FY25: Test of fiscal discipline

    In the good old days, a common practice was to overstate revenue estimates

  • June 05, 2024

    Deserts, droughts and determination

    Experts predict that by next year, nearly three-quarters of the world’s population may be affected by drought

  • May 29, 2024

    Do we need a Charter for Change?

    There is abundance of policies and counter-policies, each designed with specific objectives in mind

  • May 01, 2024

    Pakistan’s carbon trade test

    In the US, there is a growing requirement for companies and businesses to disclose their carbon emissions

  • April 19, 2024

    Pakistan’s economic reckoning

    A woman walks past a building of the International Monetary Fund. — AFP/FileThe annual and spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund ,...

  • April 10, 2024

    Towards a fairer tax system

    Our tax-to-GDP ratio has been around 10-11 per cent of GDP from FY2019 to FY2023

  • April 02, 2024

    A climate change authority

    Rain affected people by flash floods after torrential rains hit Hyderabad, on August 2022. — APP Climate change and global warming are no longer...

  • March 14, 2024

    Lessons from Egypt’s IMF deal

    This file photo taken on January 26, 2022, shows the seal for the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. — AFPLike many nations burdened...

  • March 01, 2024

    What economic challenges loom ahead?

    Low baseline impact boosts export volumes , but reduction in export unit value raises questions

  • February 16, 2024

    How to tackle food insecurity

    Constitutional obligation of state, enshrined in Article 38 of constitution of Pakistan, mandates provision of basic necessities

  • January 19, 2024

    What should the tax policy be in 2024?

    Idea gained traction during New Deal post-World War II, with US President Roosevelt advocating for it to fund war

  • December 13, 2023

    Remembering Ahmad Saleem

    Ahmad Saleem, a luminary in the realm of Urdu and Punjabi literature and poetry, left an indelible mark on Pakistan’s social and political...

  • November 28, 2023

    Hope in a time of despair

    In these unprecedented times, the world seems to be hurtling into a dark abyss. A myriad of crises, spanning political, economic, financial, and...

  • October 26, 2023

    The BRF vision

    China's President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation at the Great Hall of...

  • September 17, 2023

    The way out of elite capture

    Pakistan possesses immense potential, particularly in the realms of solar, wind, and hydropower – with the capacity to generate an impressive 2900...

  • September 05, 2023

    Pakistan amidst a polycrisis

    The caretaker government has made a sensible decision to link any possible relief in electricity bills to the consent of the IMF in order not to...

  • August 14, 2023

    A different Pakistan

    On the 76th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence, much will be written about what has gone wrong with us and how we – and our fathers and...

  • July 04, 2023

    After the SBA

    The recent standby agreement with the IMF has created a wave of optimism among businesses and markets in Pakistan. The Pakistan Stock Exchange...

  • June 26, 2023

    Dialogue for the economy

    The PTI government made various efforts to attract foreign investment in Pakistan during its first two years in power. High-level delegations and...

  • June 18, 2023

    Between first and last resort

    As the month of June progresses, Pakistan’s ‘one-tranche stand’ with the International Monetary Fund is nearing its end. The most likely...

  • June 11, 2023

    What’s in Budget 2023-24?

    The editorial published in this paper yesterday correctly pointed out that the finance minister’s attempt to please everyone while preparing the...

  • June 08, 2023

    Budget 2023-24: Little room for populist relief

    The federal budget document serves as an estimate of income and expenses for the upcoming fiscal year, with fiscal deficit arising when expenses...

  • June 05, 2023

    News Analysis: Barter trade useful tool but not magic solution

    John Connally, who ran the US Treasury under President Richard Nixon five decades ago, once opined to his international counterparts that “the...

  • May 21, 2023

    Anatomy of a protest

    No sane person can condone the violence and arson attacks that rocked Pakistan in reaction to former prime minister Imran Khan’s arrest on May 9,...

  • May 04, 2023

    Talking like grown-ups

    The ongoing talks between the PDM-coalition government and the PTI have survived the avoidable raid on Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi’s residence in...

  • March 26, 2023

    How a bank was born

    Pakistan has been passing through difficult times in its recent history. The polycrisis originating from political and economic uncertainties has...

  • March 18, 2023

    Food insecurity in Pakistan

    The World Food Programme , run under the auspices of the United Nations, has recently designated hunger as the new normal. Its recently published...

  • March 02, 2023

    Resolving the debt question

    With considerable delay and visible reluctance , Pakistan has taken most of the steps that could bring it closer to successfully completing a...

  • February 04, 2023

    Lender of everyone’s resort

    Sri Lanka defaulted on its sovereign debts in April 2022. In July 2022, the International Monetary Fund warned that 53 more low-and-middle-income...

  • January 08, 2023

    A world in recession

    The year 2022 was a tough year for the global economy, including Pakistan. The Ukraine war and the resultant decade-high food and energy inflation,...

  • December 28, 2022

    The state of the economy in 2022

    If Covid-19 in 2020 was a nightmare, then we have been continuously transitioning from one nightmare to another. Generous fiscal stimulus in the...

  • December 12, 2022

    SDGs and the Triple C crisis

    Sustainable development is a concept that aims to meet the economic, social, and environmental needs of the present without compromising the ability...

  • November 24, 2022

    Race against catastrophe

    There is no good or bad ‘COP’ when we talk about the annual Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change...

  • November 03, 2022

    Shift towards the renewable

    An estimated 33 million people in Pakistan got affected by the heavy downpour during July-August this year. Climate scientists have enough data to...

  • October 24, 2022

    The way to climate justice

    The United Nations twice launched a flash appeal to help flood victims and survivors in Pakistan. The bad news is not that the revised appeal of...

  • September 29, 2022

    Mr Dar and the Triple-C challenge

    The ‘Triple-C’ crisis is giving sleepless nights to finance ministers worldwide. Let me explain why:Take Covid-19 first; the global economy...

  • September 01, 2022

    How do we govern disaster

    The recent floods in Pakistan are among the worst disasters that have hit Pakistan and its people since 2010. The floods have posed a series of...

  • August 13, 2022

    Where Pakistan stands at 75

    To think about independence on its 75th anniversary, without the teething problems that Pakistan inherited due to a poorly planned and brutally...

  • July 27, 2022

    Flirting with default?

    A country’s economic outlook is inversely proportional to the political uncertainty prevailing there. This is very evident in the case of...

  • July 09, 2022

    To be in an IMF programme

    To be or not to be – that is the question. Following Hamlet’s contemplation, the answer is ‘to be’ because the alternative could be...

  • June 23, 2022

    Winning back the Fund – and the people

    The good news is that the Financial Action Task Force has formally recognized that Pakistan has completed its two action plans covering 34 action...

  • June 11, 2022

    On reading the budget

    The concluding statement of the talks held in Doha between the government of Pakistan and the IMF Mission last month reads: “The team emphasized...

  • June 05, 2022

    Triple planetary crisis

    The United Nations was founded after the Second World War to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations,...

  • May 31, 2022

    The state of the economy

    The good news is that, as per the national accounts committee’s numbers, the provisional GDP growth rate for the current fiscal year is 5.97 per...

  • May 07, 2022

    How to manage fuel subsidies

    The years 2020 and 2021 will be remembered both due to the deadly pandemic and the vast fluctuations in global energy demand and its prices. In...

  • April 19, 2022

    A consensus on the economy

    Endorsing the previous government’s relief package by turning down the summary of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority for an increase in prices,...

  • April 11, 2022

    Lessons from Colombo

    The writer heads the Sustainable Development Policy Institute.Pakistan is not the only country in the region going through political turmoil. Sri...

  • March 21, 2022

    A crisis explained

    The writer heads the Sustainable Development Policy Institute.At the onset of the pandemic, the experts warned about three challenges facing...

  • February 28, 2022

    Graduating from the FATF

    The writer heads the Sustainable Development Policy Institute.The FATF plenary meeting is in progress and once again all eyes are set on whether...

  • January 26, 2022

    The security roadmap

    The writer heads the Sustainable Development Policy Institute.The challenges that Pakistan faces are diverse and both chronic as well as acute. But...