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Shahid Sattar

  • May 13, 2024

    Dismal savings

    Pakistan has the one of the lowest savings rates in the world. During the past decade, Pakistan’s savings rate has averaged around 13 percent of...

  • April 08, 2024

    Energy challenges

    The new government faces the daunting challenge of navigating its complex economic landscape. The country’s foreign debt, while seemingly modest...

  • March 18, 2024

    Self-sufficiency vs loans dependence

    As Pakistan steps into critical discussions with the International Monetary Fund , it's confronting immense financial pressures while simultaneously...

  • February 19, 2024

    Missed opportunity

    The global textiles and apparel trade is witnessing a significant transformation, shifting emphatically towards man-made fibers , which now...

  • January 15, 2024

    Brownouts and blackouts

    Brownouts and blackouts are critical issues affecting the stability and reliability of power supply systems in Pakistan. A brownout is a partial,...

  • December 25, 2023

    Beyond import substitution

    In the expansive arena of economic governance, Ludwig von Mises' profound assertion resonates: "If one rejects laissez-faire on account of man’s...

  • November 20, 2023

    Export or perish

    The fundamental problem of our economy is that balance of payments crises and a perpetual risk of default have become the status quo.

  • October 16, 2023

    Powering progress

    Pakistan has been facing a host of challenges that have seriously impacted its development, growth, economic progress and political stability....

  • July 31, 2023

    Cotton crisis

    Stagnation in Pakistan's rural economy has been ongoing over the last decade for a multitude of reasons. The lackluster performance of cotton has...

  • July 07, 2020

    What ails exports

    In the previous year’s federal budget, withdrawal of SRO 1125 and imposition of 17 percent General Sales Tax on the export oriented sectors has...

  • July 06, 2020

    What ails exports?

    In the previous year’s federal budget, withdrawal of SRO 1125 and imposition of 17 percent General Sales Tax on the export oriented sectors has...

  • September 02, 2019

    T-axing the golden goose

    With the imposition of general sales tax at 17 percent on the previously zero-rated textile sector, Federal Board of Revenue is looking to collect...

  • April 16, 2018

    Devaluation benefits

    The rupee plunged over eleven percent against the dollar in the last months. Following this currency devaluation, the impact assessment of the...

  • March 14, 2018

    Disappearing textiles

    In the contemporary world, the only constant is ‘change’. The world is transforming and consumer preferences are changing across a wide range,...

  • January 03, 2018

    Poor policy response makes textile industry uncompetitive

    There is no denying the fact that Pakistan’s textile industry has become regionally uncompetitive, but it is not because of the industry’s...