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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

  • September 10, 2019

    CPI and the policy rate

    The base of an index plays a critical role in its measurement. The longer a base is retained, the more distant it becomes from the start. This is...

  • September 03, 2019

    PM and economic management

    Prime Minister Imran Khan shows sporadic interest in economic management. One can count on one’s fingertips how many times he has spoken...

  • August 27, 2019

    Economic revival

    News reports have indicated that the prime minister has asked his economic team to draw up an economic revival plan. This is a surprising turnaround...

  • August 20, 2019

    Fiscal novelties

    Economists are awestruck by the data on central government debt released by the central bank last week. Roughly, the debt has increased from Rs24...

  • August 15, 2019

    Need for economic revival

    Given the unusually sharp slow-down in the economy, it is natural to ask whether there are ways in which some course correction is warranted so that...

  • August 06, 2019

    Doubtful beginnings

    The first month of the new fiscal year is over. After three years it is the first fiscal year when an IMF programme is in place.High hopes were...

  • July 30, 2019

    Global developments

    The world economy is facing a variety of threats. For one, its growth is subdued. Inflation is well below the historical trend. International trade...