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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

  • January 22, 2020

    Real and monetary

    The monetary policy has divorced itself from the real sector. The interest rate and the exchange rate have been subordinated to a single goal:...

  • January 07, 2020

    The economy in 2020

    The prime minister is assuring people that 2020 will herald an era of growth and jobs. He has said that 2019 a difficult year for the country as it...

  • December 24, 2019

    Winners of austerity

    The economy continues to present a contrasting picture between stability and recession. The most significant sign of stability is the stemming of...

  • December 10, 2019

    Palpable despondency

    The signs of economic stability have strengthened. The most pressing challenge of current account deficit , with implications for the country’s...

  • November 26, 2019

    Lurking dangers

    It is hard to find a parallel in the past on differing perceptions about the state of the economy as we see today. Analysts and generalists are...

  • November 12, 2019

    Green shoots

    A number of developments in the economy make a case that early signs of stability and turnaround may finally be in sight.The economic conditions...

  • October 29, 2019

    The economy reality check

    What is the state of the economy? Most ordinary people, media commentators etc are quite despondent about its present condition and future...