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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

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  • May 01, 2018

    Ignoring economic challenges

    There were numerous voices advising the government to not present Budget 2018-19, as it was for the next government to do so. However, in all its...

  • April 24, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - XIX

    The dawn of the new century provided an exceptional opportunity to fix the tax system. The military government did not face the lingering political...

  • April 17, 2018

    Economic reforms: part - XVIII

    During 1988 - 2000, a number of efforts were expended to reform the tax system in the country. In 1985, a tax reforms commission was established to...

  • April 10, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - XVII

    At the outset, let’s consider some basic facts about the state of public finances in the 1980s and the challenges that the country faced during...

  • April 03, 2018

    Economic reforms: part - XVI

    Returning to our series on economic reforms, we turn to the subject of taxation that lies at the core of our economic malaise. As in previous...

  • March 27, 2018

    Who makes the next budget?

    Going by the well-established parliamentary practice, Budget 2017-18 is due in June. However, the National Assembly will be dissolved on June 1 and...

  • March 20, 2018

    Where the economy stands

    The government has wisely chosen to allow the IMF to release the first post-programme monitoring report that was discussed in its board on March 5,...

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