Nadeem ul Haque

  • THow exciting we have come to the time for amateur economics again. The budget is here Pre-budget seminars Post budget seminars Talk shows with all and sundry playing economics It is open season on economics. At a recent budget seminar organized by the Nation a respected columnist, Mr Shamshad ...

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  • TIt has been four years since the minister of commerce announced that the Ministry of Commerce also undertake some work on providing a supporting policy framework for pulling domestic commerce out of its suffocated state. He had also announced that the Ministry of Commerce would produce a "State of ...

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  • TA new Pay and Pensions committee (PPC) is being formed. I fervently hope that it will be different from the past in seeking a far-reaching reform of an extremely outmoded system. I do hope that the government will constitute a committee of technically competent and reform-minded people. I also hope ...

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  • TPakistan has a large number of well-funded training organisations with great acronyms -NDU, NIPA. NCPP, CSA, NSC etc. Each of these has large tracts of land and educates about 70 to 80 students a year. It seems to me that Pakistan training academies might have the highest land per trainee ratio in ...

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  • TThe Musharraf boom has ended. The proverbial begging bowl that Shaukat Aziz had so imperially broken has come out again and our leaders are using it unashamedly. Age-old prescriptions are being pulled out. New loans from here, push this crop or that industry, some financial engineering, a number of ...

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  • TThe lawyers have to be congratulated: their movement has achieved much. They have unseated a dictator; they have vindicated and developed the civil society; they have invested all of us in laying the foundations of the rule of law. Aitzaz Ahsan, Munir A. Malik, Anwar Kamal and their associates ...

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