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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

  • December 04, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - XXXVII

    The Ayub government finally realised the need for a new finance award in December 1961, without waiting for the promulgation of the 1962...

  • November 27, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - XXXVI

    The abrogation of the 1956 constitution brought great uncertainties for fiscal federalism as the NFC had not been constituted for nearly two years...

  • November 13, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - XXXIV

    Fiscal federalism in Pakistan was conditioned on the pattern of the Government of India Act 1935 as the act was adopted as the country’s interim...

  • November 06, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - XXXIII

    The primary instrument of fiscal federalism is provided in Article 160 of the 1973 constitution. This deals with the National Finance Commission,...

  • October 30, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part-XXXII

    In the next few parts in the series, we will narrate the evolution of fiscal federalism in Pakistan. This is a very sensitive subject as passions...

  • October 23, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part-XXXI

    At the outset of this series, we had explained that economic reform essentially means bringing the values of economic variables to a...

  • October 16, 2018

    Negotiating the IMF programme

    After a considerable delay, the government has finally decided to approach the IMF. A Fund mission will soon be visiting Pakistan for negotiations....