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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

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  • January 16, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - IX

    The second Benazir government started off with considerable poise and maturity. The privatisation programme was to continue apace, despite numerous...

  • January 09, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - VIII

    The high hopes wrapped around the revival of a political system and the arrival of a young and energetic leadership have not been fulfilled. We may...

  • January 02, 2018

    Economic reforms: Part - VII

    We now turn to another area where the reforms process has been sporadic and which to this day remains a source of continuing economic inefficiencies...

  • December 26, 2017

    Economic reforms

    We have argued that circular debt , paid and un-paid , is posing a threat to the power sector and fiscal finances. Much of it is due to...

  • December 19, 2017

    Economic reforms: Part - V

    Turning our attention away from the tariff differential subsidy , we look at other distortions caused by pushing public-sector entities to a...

  • December 12, 2017

    Economic reforms: Part - IV

    The tariff differential subsidy spawned perverse incentives for a number of players and was detrimental to the fiscal system. We describe here the...

  • December 05, 2017

    Economic reforms: Part - III

    Economic notesThe agenda of reforms in the power sector has moved in fits and starts and remains unpredictable to this day. Its sequencing was...

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