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Construction demand up

The construction industry has certainly been in a whirlwind. First came the Naya Pakistan Housing Plan (NPHP) with the promise of 5 million houses. Then...

Tenth National Finance Commission

Pakistan’s 10th National Finance Commission (NFC) is not off to a great start. The ink on President Alvi’s notification constituting the NFC had not even...

Unsustainable fiscal framework: something’s got to give!

The controversy surrounding NFC award has picked up steam. Beyond the centralist versus federalist debate, some hard facts are presented here, as numbers do not...

Jittery business confidence

No marks for guessing how the businesses would have responded in April when asked about having any confidence in the situation, current or expected. The...

Letting loose

The lockdown fatigue is apparent across the world. Several countries, including Pakistan, have recently decided to loosen “restrictions”, despite a rising curve of Covid-19 cases....

LSM’s post-mortem report

One swallow does not make a summer. But for the sake of record, in aggregate terms the second quarter of fiscal year 2020 was not...

The export slide

Exports have been cut to half in a go. No half measures there for sure. It was all seen coming, and nothing is surprising in...

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