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Dr Muhammad Abdul Kamal
Dr Muhammad Abdul Kamal

  • February 03, 2024

    Ambitious economic goals

    The export target for the next five years is set at $58 billion, almost double the existing level

  • July 12, 2023

    Beyond the IMF deal

    Pakistan has signed a fresh nine-month stand-by agreement with the International Monetary Fund worth $3 billion in a last-ditch bid to avoid...

  • May 20, 2023

    Perpetual crisis

    Negotiating with the IMF is not a new experience for Pakistan. The country has been approaching the IMF since 1958 when General Ayub Khan first...

  • March 25, 2023

    Policy rate and inflation

    In the 1970s, economists believed that inflation was primarily caused by ‘monetarism’, which is too much money chasing too few goods. They...

  • July 01, 2022

    Can a super tax tackle poverty?

    The incumbent government has imposed a 10 per cent direct tax in the form of a ‘super tax’ on large-scale profitable industries, and labeled the...

  • June 07, 2022

    Inflation and mental health

    Economists tend to focus on macroeconomic aspects when debating inflation. They delve into how monetary policy, government spending, and economic...

  • April 16, 2022

    Trade ties

    Pakistan has been struggling with political and economic instability for decades, unable to chart a course towards long-term progress and prosperity...

  • March 22, 2022

    A crisis in the making

    Although the escalating geopolitical tension between Russia and Ukraine is thousands of miles away from Pakistan, its economic fallout has started...

  • February 07, 2022

    Rebasing GDP

    The process of rebasing the Gross Domestic Product entails the replacement of an older base year with a more recent base year to keep up with price...

  • December 25, 2021

    Balancing trade

    Pakistan’s economic woes are aggravating with shrinking foreign exchange reserves, rising inflation, historic currency devaluation, and escalating...

  • November 23, 2021

    Rethinking trade

    Pakistan has a longstanding history of economic and political cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council , a regional economic and political...

  • September 30, 2021

    Beyond the Afghan crisis

    Amidst all the uncertainties over the future of Afghanistan, recent developments can potentially provide an opportunity for an enhanced bilateral...