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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

  • November 13, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - XXXIV

    Fiscal federalism in Pakistan was conditioned on the pattern of the Government of India Act 1935 as the act was adopted as the country’s interim...

  • November 06, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - XXXIII

    The primary instrument of fiscal federalism is provided in Article 160 of the 1973 constitution. This deals with the National Finance Commission,...

  • October 30, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part-XXXII

    In the next few parts in the series, we will narrate the evolution of fiscal federalism in Pakistan. This is a very sensitive subject as passions...

  • October 23, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part-XXXI

    At the outset of this series, we had explained that economic reform essentially means bringing the values of economic variables to a...

  • October 16, 2018

    Negotiating the IMF programme

    After a considerable delay, the government has finally decided to approach the IMF. A Fund mission will soon be visiting Pakistan for negotiations....

  • October 09, 2018

    IMF and the PM

    The visiting IMF mission has concluded its assessment of the economy and issued a statement before its departure. The statement has three messages:...

  • October 02, 2018

    Talks with the IMF

    An IMF mission is in town. This is a welcome development, even as its mandate is not clear. Government officials emphatically claim this is neither...