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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

  • May 22, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part-XXII

    So far our focus has been on the economic policies affecting macroeconomic variables such as growth, inflation, money, investments etc. However, no...

  • May 15, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part-XXI

    When the PML-N won the 2013 elections and formed government, approaching the Fund again for a new programme was a foregone conclusion.The government...

  • May 08, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part-XX

    The failure of the wide-ranging tax reforms to raise the tax-to-GDP ratio during 2000-08 made the foundation of the economic achievements of the...

  • 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...