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Take policy back from the ‘Economic Hit-men’

By Dr Nadeemul Haq Published in Pakistan Today, February 13th, 2017. Everyone is familiar with “Economic Hit-men” and what they do to poor countries. Many Pakistani TV commentators and columnists have been referring to “Economic Hit-men” but mainly in the context of debt. However, Hit-men have evolved beyond the book and operate much more subtly now. Now they control of […]

Privatising garbage collection – a panacea in urban development

By Zia Banday Originally Published in The Express Tribune, February 13th, 2017. Karachi and Lahore, the two largest cities of Pakistan, have privatised their garbage collection function. In Lahore, two Turkish companies were awarded a seven-year contract valuing $320 million for solid waste collection, disposal and washing in 2012. After five years, the Sindh government followed suit by awarding an […]

Redistribute or not?

By Shahid Mehmood Originally Published in Dawn 8th of Feb 2017 THE subject of income inequality once pushed to the margins of economics by more attractive offerings such as economic growth, has experienced a spectacular turnaround. This is especially true in the aftermath of financial crises and movements like Wall Street vs Main Street, which brought to the fore the […]

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