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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

  • September 25, 2018

    From crisis to clarity

    It is unfair to demand that the new government should be able to quickly turnaround the economy, which has been in a mess for nearly two years. In...

  • September 18, 2018

    No clarity on economic management

    The economic performance of the government continues to look tentative. There is confusion in the minds of policymakers – at least that’s how...

  • September 11, 2018

    Economic reforms

    We return to our series on economic reforms. An area that is truly the most intractable problem of fiscal finances is public expenditures. While a...

  • September 04, 2018

    Public debt: boon or bane? - Part II

    We now turn to the use of the proceeds of public debt. For this purpose, it is important to understand the system of fiscal management in the...

  • August 28, 2018

    Public debt: boon or bane? - Part I

    Few subjects have received as much attention in recent years as the subject of public debt did – that too mostly negative. The subject has been so...

  • August 21, 2018

    Advice to the new government

    It has been widely reported in the press that the caretaker government has prepared a detailed strategy paper for handling the economic...

  • August 14, 2018

    The new IMF programme

    Whether Pakistan should seek an IMF programme remains an engaging topic. Recently, some experts have suggested – mostly anticipating the tough...