Author Archives: Omer Javed


Omer Javed

Getting to the meat

Lack of details on policy and forums for its discussion Does the print media matter much to the government or for that matter the media overall? Hardly anyone seems to pay much


Omer Javed

Learning from Vietnam – II

Since we are looking for examples to follow Pakistan has to move from efforts to obtain direct foreign assistance or foreign aid to attracting foreign capital — primarily in the form of foreign direct investment as


Omer Javed

Learning from Vietnam

Demographically it’s a lot like Pakistan The PM often advises the people to become the ‘shaheen’ (or eagle) of Iqbal (the national poet), occupying the heights in turn that human beings are


Omer Javed

No Big (IMF) Deal!

Course correction required from the PTI In a recent interview of BBC’s Hard Talk, the Finance Minister (FM) was told by the anchor person that his government wanted to escape taking hard


Omer Javed

Foreign aid utilisation

Foreign aid should be employed more in avenues that enhance exports The discussion in Pakistan is mostly about ‘getting’ foreign aid, especially with regard to build up of country’s foreign exchange reserves,


Omer Javed

Public Service Reform – V

Improving public servants’ learning curve The technocratic public representative will also give option to political parties to have a better pool for selecting parliamentary members for ministerial positions, especially those dealing with


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PM Housing Scheme

Risks and Opportunities – III One initiative that the government could take to ensure lower LTV ratio, is to create a ‘housing wealth fund’, whereby, like what happened in the west after


Omer Javed

PM Housing Scheme

Risks and Opportunities – II Given the likely difficulties of owners to successfully make interest payments in the overall environment of likely rising mortgage payments, and because curtailing investments in T-bills from


Omer Javed

PM Housing Scheme

Risks and opportunities – I PTI in its manifesto for the General Elections 2018, highlighted that it will take upon itself, and which it has, after coming into power to initiate the


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Public Service reform – IV

Continued from Part-III, published on October 06, 2018 Public representatives are public servants, since they are elected by the electorate into public office to represent and take decisions that are in the


Omer Javed

IMF programme

Perspectives for the government IMF programmes are highly tilted towards aggregate demand management, and least focused on supply-sided impetus. Also, they ask for following a brand of economics — under the neoclassical/

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