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Waqar Masood Khan
Waqar Masood Khan

The writer is a former finance secretary

  • 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...

  • July 23, 2019

    No turnaround in sight

    FY2018-19 may go down as one of the slowest years in recent economic history. Even when one takes into account the fact that there was a need to...

  • 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...