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Hassan Baig
Hassan Baig

  • July 24, 2024

    The problem with power

    This sector has never been in such bad shape as it is today

  • July 15, 2024

    Colonial wars are back

    Multinational companies and tech giants are the new colonial powers shaping the world

  • July 04, 2024

    Southern Punjab needs attention

    With its semi- or quasi-provincial status, it is poised to play an active and dynamic role in political economy of Pakistan

  • June 25, 2024

    Revenue at the expense of growth

    GDP growth takes care of revenues through enhanced earnings, which are subject to taxes by further expanding tax base

  • June 09, 2024

    Who’s afraid of Sophia?

    Artificial Intelligence words are seen written along with a robotic figure in this illustration taken, May 4, 2023. — ReutersIt was quite...

  • May 10, 2024

    Pakistan’s best option

    Most favourable concept developed so far revolves around public-private partnerships

  • April 03, 2024

    How to avert default

    This file photo taken on January 26, 2022, shows the seal for the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. — AFPThe recently elected...

  • March 05, 2024

    A bumpy road ahead

    A policy framework is immediately needed to address myriad issues plaguing this country – from economy and politics to social fragmentation and...

  • February 03, 2024

    The rise of AI

    AI technology can boost human efficiency in almost all sectors of the economy right from industry to investment and climate change

  • January 16, 2024

    Where is our middle class?

    There are other factors too that have led to gradual diminishing of middle class

  • December 17, 2023

    The enemy is poverty

    While world leaders are busy fighting wars, no one is paying attention to an important cause: alleviating poverty to advance the cause of human...

  • November 21, 2023

    The world in corridors

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

  • October 08, 2023

    How to fix the economy

    Women buy grocery at a wholesale market in Lahore's Akbari Market. — Online/FileEconomic uncertainty in Pakistan has led the country to a social...

  • September 21, 2023

    The world of mercenaries

    Mercenary entrepreneurship is thriving across the world partly due to never-ending regional conflicts of a complex nature, ranging from small-scale...

  • September 07, 2023

    Let’s hold elections

    History teaches us that no country can ever grow or develop without following a proper system of governance. Only a strong system that works to...

  • September 01, 2023

    Are we moving away from the dollar?

    The dollar got the status of a reserve currency after the aftermath of World War II by the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference. World War II brought...

  • August 22, 2023

    The SIFC wild card

    Since Pakistan’s economy is in deep trouble, the government has taken various steps to help improve it. But so far, most measures have proved to...

  • August 09, 2023

    The Xiaoping model

    Pakistan is passing through difficult and unprecedented times. We are facing enormous difficulties with a clear lack of resources, overpopulation,...

  • July 26, 2023

    A tsunami of loans

    Pakistan is under a severe debt trap, suffering from economic stagnation, economic slack and high inflation. There seems to be no solution to the...

  • July 07, 2023

    Can a country survive on loans?

    Almost all things in Pakistan — from politics to economics — are managed purely through an ad hoc approach. The phenomenon of ‘adventurism’...

  • June 23, 2023

    A budget for elections

    The budgetary proposals presented in the National Assembly of Pakistan by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on June 9 are quite optimistic. He has taken...

  • June 07, 2023

    Statecraft vs stategraft

    Statecraft is a larger concept of running the affairs of a state through its dynamic institutions on professional lines. The state is like a mother,...

  • May 19, 2023

    Path to self-destruction

    What politicians are doing these days in Pakistan is both interesting and disturbing. The country already faces the economic point of no return. And...

  • April 22, 2023

    Lender of last resort

    The US was the main beneficiary of a new international financial system that emerged after World War II. The World Bank and the International...

  • April 07, 2023

    The new superpower

    A new class of tech elite is slowly emerging to monopolize global trade. Chips and semiconductors are the latest expensive resources. Batteries are...

  • March 25, 2023

    Give peace a chance

    We are living in the age of cut-throat competition where no one wants to see others grow. Humans have initiated a lot of fights against one another....

  • March 14, 2023

    Economics over politics

    It is quite interesting to see how losses in the economy are playing havoc with gains in politics. World politics is passing through a different and...

  • February 28, 2023

    Emerging supply vulnerabilities

    Rising tensions between the US and China over ‘spy balloons’ can lead to global supply chain shocks in the future. America’s inflated reaction...

  • February 08, 2023

    Geopolitical realities

    Towards the end of international conflicts certain new blocs generally emerge, owing to the long-term economic interests of global powers. Today, a...

  • December 31, 2022

    Runaway inequality

    Pakistan is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change, already passing through the shocks and after-shocks of the Covid-19 pandemic and...

  • November 07, 2022

    Pakistan’s perpetual search for stability

    The government and the overall state of Pakistan are in shambles. It has now been 75 years since Pakistan got independence, and yet the country has...

  • October 31, 2022

    Twists and turns of a political nightmare

    The vote of no-confidence against former prime minister Imran Khan earlier in the year was a painful process. After many twists and turns, the vote...

  • October 05, 2022

    A fragile economy

    Pakistan’s economy is under extreme pressure to avoid default. Even though the danger of default has somewhat decreased, the economic conditions...

  • August 25, 2022

    An important highway

    It is unfortunate that one of the best options available for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor route was ignored.The 1,264-km National Highway ,...

  • July 25, 2022

    Economic downslide

    The alarming downslide of Pakistan on the economic front has only been adding to the miseries of the people of Pakistan. The most crucial questions...

  • June 11, 2022

    Charter of economy

    There is no doubt that Pakistan needs an immediate economic strategy to come out of the current mess, which has come about due to political...

  • May 30, 2022

    The SEZs are a game-changer

    The Belt and Road Initiative by China – which CPEC is part of – has a lot of potential to provide required economic stability and...

  • May 03, 2022

    Tough challenges ahead

    The most challenging job for the new government is to control inflation, as people have been under the wrath of high prices of almost all...

  • April 15, 2022

    Reprofiling the economy

    Pakistan’s economic performance is very discouraging. There is an immediate need for a policy shift on the economic front. One of the options...

  • March 28, 2022

    The fifth revolution

    The world is in a process of permanent transformation. The transformation of the modern manufacturing process to enable humans and machines to work...

  • March 10, 2022

    The importance of trade exhibitions

    Exhibitions and trade shows are the hallmark of any country’s industrial growth and business development. They are part of a business strategy to...

  • March 05, 2022

    Historical grievances

    Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright called the US an “indispensable nation”. But the new reality check by Russia is questioning the...

  • February 25, 2022

    Progress paradoxes

    A country’s economy or economic progress is an integrated model based on multiple factors, which complement each other for the overall economic...

  • February 16, 2022

    The return of proxy wars

    The world is in the grip of a proxy war of economics. It has started off as a second cold war in the guise of economic domination. This time, the...

  • February 03, 2022

    The realities of growth

    The rebasing of national income accounts has provided a great and sudden opportunity to the government when it comes to the new figures of economic...

  • January 22, 2022

    Elite capture

    Pakistan is a country of almost 250 million people with diverse cultures, classes and groups. Today, it is facing the worst kind of discrimination...

  • January 08, 2022

    Geo-economic strategic depth

    The writer is an economist.Pakistan’s new narrative of geo-economics is facing the most crucial question: how to tackle geopolitics in the best...

  • December 18, 2021

    Neoliberalism and Pakistan

    The writer is an economist.The concept of neoliberalism is a part of capitalism that gained wide currency soon after the compelling defeat of...

  • November 27, 2021

    Privatisation of SOEs

    Pakistan has a long history of a mixed economic system, starting with laissez-faire and the all-out nationalisation of industries and businesses and...

  • November 15, 2021

    Tsunami of price hikes

    Pakistan has been ranked the world’s fourth most expensive country. Prices are skyrocketing, and no one knows when there will be an end to these...