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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

  • July 10, 2019

    Lessons from Egypt: Part - I

    In a curious development, Egypt started its Fund programme in 2016 just as Pakistan was successfully concluding its last programme .And now, as...

  • July 02, 2019

    Economic scorecard: Part - II

    In my last article , I had reviewed the economic performance during fiscal year 2018-19. In this regard, some more information has now become...

  • June 25, 2019

    Economic scorecard

    As the fiscal year 2018-19 is drawing to a close, a full picture is emerging about how precariously the key economic balances are faring and whether...

  • June 18, 2019

    Risks to IMF programme

    In our last article , while terming the budget as helpful to stabilize the economy, we had concluded as follows: “The budget is a good statement...

  • June 13, 2019

    A budget for stabilisation

    After giving two mini-budgets since last August, the PTI government finally got a chance to present its full budget to the National Assembly on...

  • June 04, 2019

    Budget politics

    The economic situation is presenting a mix picture. If on the one hand the implementation of programme conditionalities is getting traction, on the...

  • May 28, 2019

    An onerous programme?

    It is curious to observe different responses from economists regarding the efficacy of the IMF programme in retrieving the dwindling fortune of the...