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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

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  • July 31, 2018

    Do we need the IMF?

    The new government will be in office in a few days. Nothing will be more important in its list of ‘things-to-do’ than putting the economy back...

  • July 24, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part-XXIX

    The results of the 2017 census were an eye-opener. The population explosion triggered during the previous three censuses has continued, albeit at a...

  • July 17, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - XXVIII

    We now turn to the subject of population welfare to complete our coverage of social sectors. Nothing is more critical for long term economic and...

  • July 10, 2018

    Ominous signs

    Taking a break from our series on economic reforms, let’s analyse some important developments pointing to ominous dark clouds gathering on the...

  • July 03, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - XXVII

    A key objective of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper was to reduce poverty, as measured by income or through other proxies of welfare. Even...

  • June 26, 2018

    Economic reform: Part-XXVI

    The second major initiative taken in the last decade was the devolution of power to provinces under the 18th Constitutional Amendment Act,...

  • June 19, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part-XXV

    The second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper was prepared in 2009, after a lapse of eight years. The methodology was getting out of fashion and, in...

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