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Economy of Pakistan since 1947

  Pakistan’s achievements in income, consumption, agriculture and industrial production are extremely impressive and have lifted millions of people out of poverty levels. However, the achievements do pale when looked against the missed opportunities. Pakistan faced numerous economic issues in 1947 because India refused to give Pakistan its share of sterling reserves. The situation was so bad that Pakistani government couldn’t pay salaries to its employees. Pakistan was way behind …

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The export potential of Pakistan

  Achieving its annual exports target had been a struggle for the government due to the diverse problems the country is currently facing. The target of $27 billion for the financial year 2012-2013 was a difficult target for the government to meet, and is made worse due to the power shortages in the country and the present global economic situation. It was estimated that Pakistan would be likely to miss …

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Microfinance: A game changer

  Microfinance in Pakistan has had a significant shift from the days when microfinance was being discussed as the next big innovation to address the poverty issues in Pakistan to being discussed in terms of the next big investment opportunity. The perception of microfinance in Pakistan has undergone a fundamental change in more than a decade of its evolution. The microfinance sector in Pakistan has developed a successful and sustainable …

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What do we want from ‘new Pakistan’

  New leadership is expected to bring change, a shift from the existing position of Pakistan. Each government must put people first where politicians make every effort to promote law and order issues, social justice and equality among the people. What the country needs is governance, which so far is only practiced in organizations rather than the government. Governance incorporates the sense that needs of the people are met including …

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Good governance in Pakistan

  Pakistan is one of the countries, where there is corruption, poor control of public funds, lack of accountability, abuses of human rights and excessive military influence and consequently public development inevitably suffers. The biggest problem is bad governance, which is creating all sorts of issues the masses are facing today. Issues of energy, education, health and law and order can be solved easily if Pakistan has good governance in …

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Over 200 PHDs in a year

  Established in 1882 at Lahore, the University of the Punjab is now one of the largest and the oldest seat of higher learning in Pakistan, offering a very broad programme of studies at the Degree, Diploma, Postgraduate, M.Phil, and Ph.D. levels. It set a record in the country by producing over 200 PhDs last year. Being the most prestigious, largest and highest seat of learning in Pakistan, the University …

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Enhancing GDP size

  Two of the common complaints are: 1) Pakistan’s GDP size is too small and 2) GDP growth also does not compare well keeping in view population growth rate. Over the years experts have been working on different options but little has been done to document the economy. According to some experts the size of documented economy is just one-fourth of the actual. On one hand this does not allow …

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Concerted efforts needed to raise GDP in Pakistan

  Pakistan GDP growth rate rose to 3.7 percent in 2012 from the previous year. Throughout the history from 1952 to 2012, GDP growth rate averaged 5.0 Percent reaching an all time high of 10.2 Percent in June of 1954 and a record low of -1.8 percent in June of 1952. Pakistan has a developing semi-industrialized economy that depend mostly on manufacturing, agriculture and remittances. In spite of the fact …

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Trade with India

  Pakistan and India offer natural markets for each other’s export products and both countries are pursuing policies of trade liberalization since early 1990s. In their mutual trade, they can enjoy the advantages of reduced transaction costs and quicker delivery due to geographical proximity, common language and a heritage of common physical infrastructures. During the first half of the current fiscal year, the two-way trade stood at USD 1.1 billion …

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Stock market review for year 2012

  Pakistan’s stock markets, particularly KSE is known worldwide for providing the best returns among global stock exchanges. KSE index more recently was expected to show a decline and expected not to breach the hypothetical index value of 16,000. The stock market on the contrary is trading at 16,800 points. As on 30-Dec-11, KSE was trading at 11,347 points giving an annual return to date of 41 percent which is …

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