Pakistan – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:32:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Pakistan-China free trade agreement – a subject of review http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/pakistan-china-free-trade-agreement-a-subject-of-review/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/pakistan-china-free-trade-agreement-a-subject-of-review/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:52:50 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22446 Prime Minister Imran Khan recently returned home from his first official visit to China. Certainly, Pakistan actually needs trade not aid from its close friend. The country’s worsening trade balance with China raises concerns about the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) the two countries signed in 2006. Critics say that FTA deal should be scrapped as …

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Mutual cooperation of academia-industry can open up job market and will give boost to economy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/mutual-cooperation-of-academia-industry-can-open-up-job-market-and-will-give-boost-to-economy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/mutual-cooperation-of-academia-industry-can-open-up-job-market-and-will-give-boost-to-economy/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:49:55 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22431 Cognitive, socio-emotional and technical skills basic requirement for Pakistan’s youth development Interview with Dr. Khusro Iqbal – an HR expert PAGE: Kindly tell me something about yourself: Dr. Khusro Iqbal: I have got PhD degree and relevant Senior Managerial experience in Soft Marketing, Human Resources, Capacity Building, Medical Sciences, MIS, Administration, Training, Legal Management and …

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Review of educational development in Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/review-of-educational-development-in-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/12/review-of-educational-development-in-pakistan/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:44:26 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22449 The Government of Pakistan has been trying to develop an outstanding educational system in the country. The government‘s statistics showed that the total number of enrolments at national level during FY2017 reached at 48.062 million as against to 46.223 million during FY2016. This explains a growth of 3.97 percent and it was predicted to further …

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Ease of doing business in Pakistan – making things better http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/ease-of-doing-business-in-pakistan-making-things-better/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/11/05/ease-of-doing-business-in-pakistan-making-things-better/#respond Sun, 04 Nov 2018 19:55:48 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=22083 According to World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2019, Pakistan carried out three business reforms during the past year to help create jobs, attract investment and make the economy more competitive. This year, Pakistan advances 11 places to 136th place on the ease of doing business global ranking. On the measure of absolute progress towards best …

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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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Chinese companies taking lead in Pakistani market http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/15/chinese-companies-taking-lead-in-pakistani-market/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/15/chinese-companies-taking-lead-in-pakistani-market/#respond Sun, 14 Oct 2018 19:50:54 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21478 Pakistan is China’s second largest trading partner in south Asia, while China is Pakistan’s second largest source of imports and seventh largest exporting market. From China, Pakistan imports, polyester and silk fabrics, polyester staple fabrics, fertilizers, tyres, mobile communication equipment, gas turbines, motorcycle parts, combustion piston engines, electrical appliances, iron and steel products, and various …

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Water crisis – from bad to worse http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/08/water-crisis-from-bad-to-worse/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/08/water-crisis-from-bad-to-worse/#respond Sun, 07 Oct 2018 19:52:45 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21255 Pakistan is blessed with the most abundant of geological resources and its geostrategic position makes it one of the most influential countries in the region, yet, as there is always a flip side to the equation and autonomy in water resources is not one of them. By far, among the most critical threats to the nation is …

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South Asia: how regional cooperation could bring stability to the region http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/01/south-asia-how-regional-cooperation-could-bring-stability-to-the-region/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/01/south-asia-how-regional-cooperation-could-bring-stability-to-the-region/#respond Sun, 30 Sep 2018 19:01:37 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=21008 Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan called in September for a meeting between the Pakistani and Indian foreign ministers at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly. The Indian foreign ministry initially confirmed that the two ministers would meet in New York. But, the following day, India cancelled over the killing of police officers in …

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What Lies Ahead? Priorities for the new Government (facts & Figures) http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/10/what-lies-ahead-priorities-for-the-new-government-facts-figures/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/10/what-lies-ahead-priorities-for-the-new-government-facts-figures/#respond Sun, 09 Sep 2018 19:46:59 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20195   Pakistan: Average sector wise natural gas consumption (July-Feb FY 2018) Sector Gas Consumption in MMCFD RLNG Total Power 936 401 1,337 Domestic 860 – 860 Commercial 88 – 88 Transport (CNG) 138 53 191 Fertilizer 613 7 620 General Industry 570 171 741 Total 3,205 632 3,837

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The dawn of new hope http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/08/20/the-dawn-of-new-hope/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/08/20/the-dawn-of-new-hope/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:04:25 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=19354 Among the most popular TV News Anchors and Talk show hosts in India is a man who goes by the name of Arnab Goswami. On a Sunday morning, while scrolling through prominent TV channels, I came across an interesting debate on a renowned channel “India News Today”. What looked like a high profile talk show …

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