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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

  • May 28, 2019

    An onerous programme?

    It is curious to observe different responses from economists regarding the efficacy of the IMF programme in retrieving the dwindling fortune of the...

  • May 21, 2019

    A gloomy beginning

    One week after the IMF announced a staff-level agreement on a $6 billion, 39-month programme to support Pakistan’s economic policies the economic...

  • May 14, 2019

    The new IMF programme

    The country has reached a staff-level agreement with the IMF for a three-year programme. There were some last minute differences which were...

  • May 07, 2019

    Economic reforms-Part-XLX

    What would be the contours of a framework that would enable the establishment of a Treasury Single Account . To begin with, let us point out that...

  • May 01, 2019

    Economic reforms

    We now turn to a key economic reform that has eluded policymakers for a long time. This is related to the establishment of a ‘Treasury Single...

  • April 23, 2019

    A gathering storm

    The new World Bank biannual report, Global Economic Prospects , carries an ominous sub-title ‘Darkening skies’. It is sombre reading as it...

  • 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...