Khalil Ahmed – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Tue, 12 Feb 2019 09:36:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Fortunes of the economy in exports and investment http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/fortunes-of-the-economy-in-exports-and-investment/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/fortunes-of-the-economy-in-exports-and-investment/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:58:25 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25417 Dwindling exports from Pakistan have been causing the jitters over preceding decade or so. Substantial trade deficit leading to the unprecedented current account deficit calls for immediate steps to rein in the conundrums. Countless efforts have been made by the successive governments to promote industrialization, at least through speeches and probably on paper, to say …

The post Fortunes of the economy in exports and investment appeared first on Pakistan & Gulf Economist.

]]>
http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/fortunes-of-the-economy-in-exports-and-investment/feed/ 0
Economic conditions unsettled; SEZs should be made part of the overall growth strategy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/economic-conditions-unsettled-sezs-should-be-made-part-of-the-overall-growth-strategy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/economic-conditions-unsettled-sezs-should-be-made-part-of-the-overall-growth-strategy/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:48:55 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25403 Interview with Engineer Daroo Khan Achakzai — President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) PAGE: What are your views about the current state of the economy of Pakistan? Engineer Daroo Khan Achakzai: The economy appears to be on shaky ground over halfway through the current fiscal year, which ends in July. In …

The post Economic conditions unsettled; SEZs should be made part of the overall growth strategy appeared first on Pakistan & Gulf Economist.

]]>
http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/11/economic-conditions-unsettled-sezs-should-be-made-part-of-the-overall-growth-strategy/feed/ 0
Developing human capital: solution to the economic woes of Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/developing-human-capital-solution-to-the-economic-woes-of-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/developing-human-capital-solution-to-the-economic-woes-of-pakistan/#respond Sun, 03 Feb 2019 19:53:08 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25209 Prime Minister Imran Khan while speaking at the launching ceremony of the ‘Pakistan Banao Certificate’ talked about the poor state of the economy and urged the eight million overseas Pakistanis to help strengthen the economy of Pakistan through their contribution. Pakistan with the population of 208 million people has one of the youngest populations in …

The post Developing human capital: solution to the economic woes of Pakistan appeared first on Pakistan & Gulf Economist.

]]>
http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/developing-human-capital-solution-to-the-economic-woes-of-pakistan/feed/ 0
Bright prospects for economy, capital market of Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/bright-prospects-for-economy-capital-market-of-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/bright-prospects-for-economy-capital-market-of-pakistan/#respond Sun, 03 Feb 2019 19:48:33 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25175 Interview with Syed Farhan Karim — Vice President, Capital Market Arif Habib Limited PAGE: How would you comment on the impact of the recent mini-budget/economic package on the capital market? Syed Farhan Karim: I see the recent economic package as having a positive impact on volume and interest in the capital market. The government has announced …

The post Bright prospects for economy, capital market of Pakistan appeared first on Pakistan & Gulf Economist.

]]>
http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/bright-prospects-for-economy-capital-market-of-pakistan/feed/ 0
Energy policies without efficacy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/energy-policies-without-efficacy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/energy-policies-without-efficacy/#respond Sun, 27 Jan 2019 19:56:44 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24923 According to a conservative estimate, Pakistan loses approximately 2 percent of its GDP growth every year by virtue of energy conundrum. This issue has persisted for last two decades, to say the least. As per the world standards, even the worst problems can be addressed in less than a decade. Pakistan’s energy issues seem far …

The post Energy policies without efficacy appeared first on Pakistan & Gulf Economist.

]]>
http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/energy-policies-without-efficacy/feed/ 0
Upcoming energy policy should be followed in letter and spirit and have a vision of next 30 years http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/upcoming-energy-policy-should-be-followed-in-letter-and-spirit-and-have-a-vision-of-next-30-years/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/upcoming-energy-policy-should-be-followed-in-letter-and-spirit-and-have-a-vision-of-next-30-years/#respond Sun, 27 Jan 2019 19:48:30 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24920 Present government will slowly but surely adjust grave energy problems Interview with Junaid Esmail Makda – President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry PAGE: Tell me something about yourself and your organization, please: Junaid Esmail Makda: Besides being the President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, I am also the Chief Executive Officer of Makda Group …

The post Upcoming energy policy should be followed in letter and spirit and have a vision of next 30 years appeared first on Pakistan & Gulf Economist.

]]>
http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/upcoming-energy-policy-should-be-followed-in-letter-and-spirit-and-have-a-vision-of-next-30-years/feed/ 0
Research-oriented education could help develop the knowledge economy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/21/research-oriented-education-could-help-develop-the-knowledge-economy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/21/research-oriented-education-could-help-develop-the-knowledge-economy/#respond Sun, 20 Jan 2019 19:59:05 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24726 It would not be wrong at all to proclaim that Pakistan is far behind in terms of research produced by the institutions of higher education. The culture of research has not fully blossomed for multifarious reasons. The researchers need to come forward and talk about their successes and failures while conducting research and guide the …

The post Research-oriented education could help develop the knowledge economy appeared first on Pakistan & Gulf Economist.

]]>
http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/21/research-oriented-education-could-help-develop-the-knowledge-economy/feed/ 0
Higher education: a far-fetched dream of millions http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/21/higher-education-a-far-fetched-dream-of-millions/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/21/higher-education-a-far-fetched-dream-of-millions/#respond Sun, 20 Jan 2019 19:54:44 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24724 Hafiz, a young boy in his early 30s, dilated on his plight why his dream of getting a professional degree in business could not come true. He struggled to save money so that he could get a higher education degree, which could guarantee him a bright future without much volatility in his income. Being the …

The post Higher education: a far-fetched dream of millions appeared first on Pakistan & Gulf Economist.

]]>
http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/21/higher-education-a-far-fetched-dream-of-millions/feed/ 0
New entrants in the auto sector of Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/14/new-entrants-in-the-auto-sector-of-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/14/new-entrants-in-the-auto-sector-of-pakistan/#respond Sun, 13 Jan 2019 19:51:24 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24453 Pakistan, a country with over 208 million population with educated middle class, is focus of attention of the automobile investors of the world. A recent development reveals that the world’s renowned auto brands are flexing their muscles to make their way to Pakistan and explore the untapped market which is solely dominated by the Japanese …

The post New entrants in the auto sector of Pakistan appeared first on Pakistan & Gulf Economist.

]]>
http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/14/new-entrants-in-the-auto-sector-of-pakistan/feed/ 0
Automative parts and accessories manufacturers en route for growth and double the investment http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/14/automative-parts-and-accessories-manufacturers-en-route-for-growth-and-double-the-investment/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/14/automative-parts-and-accessories-manufacturers-en-route-for-growth-and-double-the-investment/#respond Sun, 13 Jan 2019 19:48:37 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24438 Rising per capita income with changing demographic distribution with influx of workforce help push auto industry to expand Interview with Mr Sohail Shamim Firpo – Director, Firpo Group of Companies PAGE: Your views on auto parts business in Pakistan: Sohail Shamim Firpo: Auto parts business is growing and emerging business in Pakistan. The auto spare parts …

The post Automative parts and accessories manufacturers en route for growth and double the investment appeared first on Pakistan & Gulf Economist.

]]>
http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/14/automative-parts-and-accessories-manufacturers-en-route-for-growth-and-double-the-investment/feed/ 0