Author Archives: Omer Javed


Omer Javed

PTV and economic development

The government needs to use it to further national aims The PM rightly emphasises the Scandinavian model of development in his speeches. This is because among the list of OECD (Organisation for


Omer Javed

Stocktaking of crucial reforms

Reforms are need to implement the IMF agreement When the current government took office around a year ago, it vociferously launched many committees for initiating reforms in important areas of the economy,


Omer Javed

Understanding institutional reform

Understanding institutions is a prerequisite of institution-building The Prime Minister is usually heard talking– and rightly so, including during his recent visit to USA– about improving the quality of institutions in Pakistan.


Omer Javed

Programme with IMF: some reflections

Will export growth be put on a sound footing? The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme with Pakistan, whereby $6 billion will be disbursed to the country


Omer Javed

Difficult outlook for oil

Oil price hikes will only add more pressure to Pakistan’s woes Volatility in oil prices, impact oil-importing countries like Pakistan the most, in terms of both putting pressure on current account situation,


Omer Javed

Enhancing textile exports

There potential that should be exploited When the PTI government took office, it inherited a huge current account deficit, and it was assumed that it would take strong measures to enhance exports


Omer Javed

Short-term gains to whose avail?

Government and opposition must focus on policy The rise of Neo-liberalism at the back of strengthening collusion between political and economic elites, and their resulting ability to design and evolve institutions– national

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