Last week,I was passed over yet another (fourth so far) ‘Political Party Economic Manifesto’;this time of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz),or the PML-N,titled “National Agenda for Change,Manifesto,2013”,for review and comments. Since it was given to me by someone I tremendously respect and cannot refuse,I promised to read it . . . →Read More:PML-N’s plans for the economy
Given the fact that Pakistan has now become the fifth largest recipient of remittances in the developing world,our policymakers need to pay more attention to issues of concern to overseas Pakistanis and try to channel their incoming funds to help bolster the national economy. According to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), remittances of $11 . . . →Read More:How can Pakistan make the most out of inflowing remittances?
“What improves the circumstances of the greater part can never be regarded as an inconveniency to the whole. No society can surely be flourishing and happy,of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.”
These words were written back more than two centuries ago by Adam Smith in The Wealth . . . →Read More:Rising petroleum prices and the plight of the poor
Just last week,tomatoes were being sold for Rs60 per kg,but this week they were priced at Rs80 for the same amount. When I asked why the sudden price rise of Rs20 in just one week,I got a short reply:
“Baji,saardiyan shuru hogayi hai,” (Sister,winter has commenced.)
Now,what do tomato prices . . . →Read More:Dear govt,wake up and smell the inflation!