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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

  • 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....

  • February 26, 2019

    PBC: an appraisal

    The government has launched a new scheme for mobilisation of foreign exchange resources – the ‘Pakistan Banao Certifications ’ with maturities...

  • February 12, 2019

    Economic reforms: Part - XLIV

    The 1997 NFC Award was not too old before another military intervention led to the imposition of emergency in the country and disrupted the work of...

  • February 05, 2019

    Distressing trends

    The opportunity of mid-course economic correction provided by the second mini-budget was missed. Accordingly, it seems no significant corrective...

  • January 29, 2019

    The mini-budget

    For more than a month, there was a clamour over the arrival of yet another mini-budget, the third fiscal effort in the fiscal year. Curiously, when...