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Paltry spending on health and education

Education, health overhaul – govt ready to make history

If anyone visits hospitals and educational institutions operating in the public sector in Pakistan, highly depleted conditions establish two points: 1) paltry allocations for health and education confirm that the two sectors have remained on the lowest priority of the …

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Stock Review

Stock Review

INDEX POSTS NOTABLE DECLINE AS BEARISHNESS PERSISTS OVER SHABBY ECONOMIC SCENE The growing concerns about the health of the economy became even a bigger concern as compared to the prevailing strangulated relations between the civil and military. During the week …

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Stock Review

Stock Review

FOREIGN PLAYERS, E&P SECTOR LIKELY TO COME INTO THE LIMELIGHT September 2017 turned out to be another volatile month for the market. Negativity prevailed during the first half of the month on penalty imposition of up to US$630 million on …

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CPEC myths and realities

CPEC myths and realities

In Pakistan a lot is being said and talked about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). While some analysts term it a mega initiative by Pakistan’s ‘time tested friend’, cynics label it ‘another East India Company in Making’. Another group says, “British …

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Stock Review

Stock Review

MARKET REMAINS BEARISH AMID TENTATIVE POLITICAL VIEW Political uncertainty continued to mar investors’ sentiments during the week ended 29th September 2017. The ousted Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif returned from London to appear before Accountability Court. NAB indicted Finance Minister, Ishaq …

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