Monthly Archives: June 2013


UK plans visa bonds for Pakistanis

LONDON: Britain is planning to force visitors from India, Pakistan, Nigeria and other countries whose nationals are deemed to pose a “high risk” of immigration abuse to provide a cash bond before they can enter the country, a report said Sunday. The Sunday Times newspaper said that from November, a […]


Role of IT industry in Pakistan’s economy

By Salim Ghauri  Pakistan is in a very exciting and decisive stage. Decisions taken now will have a far-reaching impact on our future. Politically things can’t be any better to steer our economy in a new direction. The need of the moment is to invest in gradually moving Pakistan away […]


Are Pakistani leaders willing to sacrifice?

By Brigadier (r) Farooq Hameed Khan If common Pakistanis have to bear the burden of additional taxes in 2013-14 federal budget, then is the leadership willing to sacrifice its luxurious lifestyles? If the state treasury is empty, then are Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his cabinet and parliamentarians willing to become […]


Donkey population rose sharply in Pakistan

 The donkey population in the country sharply rose during the five-year tenure of the Pakistan People’s Party-led coalition government, revealed the Pakistan Economic Survey 2012-13. The donkey population welcomed 300,000 new members during the past five years, while the population of horses, camels and mules remained stagnant, according to the […]


Solar energy strategy for Punjab

By Hassan Siddiq  With its abundance of land, labour capital and entrepreneurs, Punjab in Pakistan is rich in all four factors of production required for economic growth. With a population approaching 100 million people, majority of which is young, and a GDP (Purchasing Power Parity basis) of nearly $300 billion, […]


CHINA ON A ROAD TO WISDOM

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER   The recent conflict between China and India in the Ladakh region of LAC has simply widened the already growing differences and increasing distances between the two countries. The situation remained very much tense and bitter for more than twenty days and the issue was resolved after […]


Pakistan Bedget 2013-14: Salient features of PSDP allocations

The Public Sector Development Programme‚ worth Rs1‚155 billion is aimed at ensuring higher growth rate and achieving sectoral targets taking into consideration. “This includes Rs540 billion development programme for the federal government and Rs615 billion for the provinces” said he while delivering the budget speech for the fiscal year 2013-14.


Pakistan Economic Survey 2012-13 Highlights

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar released the Economic Survey 2012-13 at the Planning and Development Ministry along with the entire economic team, including Federal Minister for Planning and Development Chaudhry Ahsan Iqbal and top officials of the finance and planning divisions.