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Ibrahim Khalil
Posted by Ibrahim Khalil
April 8, 2022

Financing 10 Million New Houses for Pakistanis: What is the State Bank doing?

Read and download PDF. Executive Summary The latest State Bank of Pakistan...

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Aliza Amin and Umar Nadeem
Posted by Aliza Amin and Umar Nadeem
September 22, 2021

Telecom Blues: Pakistan’s Underwhelming Spectrum Auction

You can read the complete First Response here.Download The Government of Pakistan...

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Ibrahim Khalil
Posted by Ibrahim Khalil
September 10, 2021

Central Bank as Real Estate Regulator: Can the SBP’s Latest Guidelines Help Meet the Housing Shortfall?

You can download an e-reader friendly version here. On September 2, 2021,...

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Dr. Naafey Sardar
Posted by Dr. Naafey Sardar
May 22, 2020

Fiscal and Monetary Policy for When Covid-19 Infections Spike

How the first phase of policy responses needs to evolve

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Umar Nadeem
Posted by Umar Nadeem
March 31, 2020

Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme: A Portal for Transformation?

What the income support programme means for Pakistan’s fiscal priorities, and the citizen-state relationship

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Sajjad Hussain
Posted by Sajjad Hussain
September 26, 2019

How far is Afghanistan from peace with itself?

The sense of optimism has been replaced with dread

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Shahab Siddiqi
Posted by Shahab Siddiqi
September 12, 2019

Unwrapping the Plastic Bag Ban

Are plastic bag bans the silver bullet against the rising tide of plastic waste?

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Ahyan Panjwani
Posted by Ahyan Panjwani
August 28, 2019

Pakistan’s Import Bill: What Pakistan Buys From Abroad And Why

Oil, cars, rubber, and toilet paper. Why Pakistan’s import bill keeps increasing.

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Umair Javed
Posted by Umair Javed
August 8, 2019

Traders versus the Government: The Battle Over Tax Reform

Resolving the conflict between trade organizations and the government.

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Sayem Z. Ali
Posted by Sayem Z. Ali
July 11, 2019

Return to the Lender of Last Resort

Yes. It is possible to sustain higher GDP growth. Here’s how.

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Umar Nadeem
Posted by Umar Nadeem
May 14, 2019

Belted on a Road to Debt?

An analysis of China’s debt management outcomes with over-extended countries.

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Zainab Latif
Posted by Zainab Latif
April 9, 2019

Making the Ehsaas Anti-Poverty Programme a Success

Deep and structural inequality – not poverty – is the principal challenge.

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Uzair Younus
Posted by Uzair Younus
April 3, 2019

Pakistan’s Economy: Back to the emergency ward

Three measurable ways to prevent another visit.

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Ibrahim Khalil
Posted by Ibrahim Khalil
March 22, 2019

Low Cost Housing: Just Out of Reach?

How to make the housing programme more inclusive and coherent.

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Arif Rafiq
Posted by Arif Rafiq
January 11, 2019

Exiting the Afghan Theatre

A closer look at the announced US drawdown.

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Shehryar Fazli
Posted by Shehryar Fazli
January 3, 2019

Winning an election, but losing a country?

A closer look at Bangladesh’s controversial general elections. You also download an...

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