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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

  • January 22, 2019

    Economic reforms: Part-XXXXIII

    The 1990 NFC made another curious recommendation, which was not part of its original TORs, but based on a reference made by the Council of Common...

  • January 15, 2019

    Elusive economic stability

    Taking a break from our series on economic reforms, let’s reflect on some important developments affecting the economy. Few data announcements...

  • January 09, 2019

    Economic reforms: Part – XXXXII

    Continuing our discussion on the NFC Award of 1990, the provinces demanded a significantly larger share of the divisible pool, and more. They wanted...

  • January 01, 2019

    Economic reforms: Part-XXXXI

    The 1975 NFC Award was the first under a constitution made by a constituent assembly after Independence. Unfortunately, the democratic process would...

  • December 25, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - XXXX

    The Distribution of Revenue Order, 1971 faced a void after the separation of East Pakistan. In its aftermath, it took a while before a fully...

  • December 18, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - XXXIX

    In 1968, the Ayub government celebrated a decade of development but the regime was gone in March1969. There is hardly an example in the country’s...

  • December 13, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - XXXVIII

    The 1962 constitution was promulgated in June 1962. In pursuance of Article 141, the first NFC was constituted on March 31, 1964, when the ad-hoc...