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Syed Asad Ali Shah
Syed Asad Ali Shah

  • June 11, 2024

    Budget 2024-25: managing the deficit

    Ronald Reagan once said, “There are simple answers to our nation’s problems but not easy ones”

  • February 21, 2024

    Reinventing basic education

    20 million children out of school representing 40% of school-going age group

  • January 06, 2024

    We need leaders of the future

    These are not mere advisers; they are architects of new era, unafraid to question, challenge, and dismantle outdated structures

  • October 21, 2023

    When good is bad

    When good is bad. The News/FileIn recent years, Pakistani banks have been posting exceptional profits, while the rest of the economy has been...

  • August 24, 2023

    PFM Act: a missed opportunity

    The writer is a former managing partner of a leading professional services firm and has done extensive work on governance in the public and private...

  • June 14, 2023

    Budget 2023-24: an astonishing read

    Pakistan is currently facing the most challenging conditions in history, with a severe economic crisis compounded by political uncertainty. The...

  • April 19, 2023

    Through creative destruction: Part - III

    This is in continuation of the three articles in which I had discussed Pakistan’s critical need for debt restructuring and transformational...

  • March 23, 2023

    Through creative destruction: Part - II

    Previously I discussed why Pakistan needs to break the IMF cycle of bailout programmes through debt restructuring and transformational reforms. I...

  • March 06, 2023

    Through creative destruction: Part - I

    Continuing from my last article in these pages , the tragedy of Pakistan is that it is poor despite being rich in natural resources. It is a land of...

  • February 22, 2023

    Breaking the IMF cycle

    Pakistan has struggled with chronic economic problems and a balance of payments crisis since independence. Its history of such crises and dependence...

  • August 20, 2022

    Reasons for economic insolvency [Part – II]

    The writer is a former managing partner of a leading professional services firm and has done extensive work on governance in the public and private...

  • August 01, 2022

    Reasons for economic insolvency (Part - I)

    The debate on whether Pakistan is close to a sovereign default on its obligations has been raging for a while now, notwithstanding a staff-level...

  • September 15, 2021

    Rebuilding parliamentary accountability

    The entire edifice of accountability through parliamentary oversight of the Public Accounts Committees has crumbled owing to the serious...

  • September 10, 2021

    Accountability reform

    There is hardly any topic that has attracted a greater degree of debate in this country than that of corruption and accountability. However, all...

  • June 02, 2021

    The tech-enabled economy

    It is unfortunate that Pakistan has become a slow-growth economy for several years, primarily owing to substandard leadership that has reigned over...

  • May 27, 2021

    Pakistan in the new innovation economy

    For the last three decades, the world has seen exponential increase in capital formation through formation of idea-based enterprises by some crazy...

  • May 03, 2021

    Higher education: governance - Part - I

    The recent removal of the chairman of the Higher Education Commission , by reducing his tenure to just two years from four through an ordinance, has...