Arooj Asghar – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:44:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Dividends of state investment in education and health http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/dividends-of-state-investment-in-education-and-health/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/dividends-of-state-investment-in-education-and-health/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:57:32 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22419 Education is critical to the social and economic development and has a profound impact on population health. Education and health projects in the public sector are considered to be the biggest initiatives any government can undertake. Undoubtedly spending on these two sectors is a measure of social and economic value in a developed world. Pakistan’s …

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Empowering women still a challenge in Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/29/empowering-women-still-a-challenge-in-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/29/empowering-women-still-a-challenge-in-pakistan/#respond Sun, 28 Oct 2018 19:55:10 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21921 Women’s empowerment in Pakistan is heavily dependent on many different variables that include geographical location (urban/rural), educational status, social status, and age. Working women of Pakistan have always tried to improve the financial stability of their respective households but sadly their work is always undervalued. Empowering socially, economically, educationally, politically and legally has always been …

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What more industrial zone can do for Pakistan’s economy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/22/what-more-industrial-zone-can-do-for-pakistans-economy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/22/what-more-industrial-zone-can-do-for-pakistans-economy/#respond Sun, 21 Oct 2018 19:56:06 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21704 Pakistan has a huge advantage of its geographical location yet it could not avail the full advantage of its resources. Low foreign direct investment, the high cost of doing business, poor infrastructure, and political instability have impeded the economic growth of Pakistan. In these circumstances, the establishment of special industrial zones is a must to …

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Key role of multinational companies in Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/15/key-role-of-multinational-companies-in-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/15/key-role-of-multinational-companies-in-pakistan/#respond Sun, 14 Oct 2018 19:56:03 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21485 Like other developing countries, foreign investment in Pakistan is widely considered an important vehicle for its economic growth. Pakistan provides numerous opportunities with attractive returns for multinational companies (MNCs); fully protects foreign investment under the law and has also signed double taxation treaties with various countries to give benefits to foreign investors. The legal framework …

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Energy crisis and CPEC contribution http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/08/energy-crisis-and-cpec-contribution/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/08/energy-crisis-and-cpec-contribution/#respond Sun, 07 Oct 2018 19:53:17 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21268 Five years back, there was severe load shedding in Pakistan and foreign investors were reluctant in investing in the infrastructure sector especially in the power sector of Pakistan. Despite having vast energy resources especially coal reserves and water yet Pakistan couldn’t utilize these indigenous resources due to lack of policy framework and lack of funds. Due to …

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Not so mini (Budget) http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/01/not-so-mini-budget/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/01/not-so-mini-budget/#respond Sun, 30 Sep 2018 19:55:13 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20894 New government immediately after assuming power started working on reviving the economy of the country. Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs presented certain revisions in the federal budget for fiscal year 2018-19 approved in May 2018 to the parliament in the second week of September 2018. “Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill, 2018” or commonly …

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Regulating the unregulated real estate sector http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/24/regulating-the-unregulated-real-estate-sector/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/24/regulating-the-unregulated-real-estate-sector/#respond Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:00:25 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20725 With around 220 million people, Pakistan is amongst the most populous countries in the world where millions of people are still living without basic necessities including proper accommodation. Pakistan’s real estate sector is traditionally unorganized and is characterized by various factors that hinder its growth such as lack of uniform laws, non-availability of bank financing, …

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Challenges in banking sector of Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/challenges-in-banking-sector-of-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/17/challenges-in-banking-sector-of-pakistan/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 19:54:42 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20567 In last few years, banking system in Pakistan has entered into a new phase of evolution yet facing various issues, where political instability and economic uncertainty remain the main problem. On one side, banks are making profits, defaults are on decline and have surplus liquidity in recent years but on the other side, economic conditions …

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Priorities of new Govt to reshape economy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/10/priorities-of-new-govt-to-reshape-economy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/10/priorities-of-new-govt-to-reshape-economy/#respond Sun, 09 Sep 2018 19:58:32 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20297 Pakistan is currently facing a foreign exchange crisis where boosting exports on a sustainable basis should remain the prime focus of the new government. New government has inherited not so strong economy, high budget deficit, high debt profile and frustration among young voters looking for a change. The checklist is long, but there are four …

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