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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

  • April 16, 2019

    Moving towards documentation

    The Prohibition of Benami Transactions Act was passed in 2017 but had remained dormant for want of rules for nearly two years. The prime minister...

  • April 09, 2019

    IMF and the economy

    It seems the government is finally reaching an understanding with the IMF to provide a three-year facility to support a programme of economic...

  • April 02, 2019

    Economic reforms: Part - XLVIII

    Before we close the subject of fiscal federalism, we discuss the implications of the 7th NFC Award and the resulting state of fiscal affairs in the...

  • March 26, 2019

    Economic reforms: Part - XLVII

    We now turn to the main features of the 7th NFC Award. After agreeing to a set of issues that the NFC were to consider, working groups were...

  • March 19, 2019

    Economic reforms: Part - XLVI

    The next NFC was constituted on July 24, 2009. It was in the backdrop of a major political transition. The decade-old military rule, directly and...

  • March 12, 2019

    Economic reforms: Part XLV

    Returning to our series on economic reforms, we now discuss the Musharraf Award of 2006. This was in some ways comparable to the awards given by the...

  • March 05, 2019

    Continuing challenges

    With the close of February, eight months of the fiscal year have been completed. The emerging numbers for this period are not very encouraging....