Author Archives: Shaukat Tarin

Policy issues as elections draw near

The new year brings fresh challenges for the government, especially since decision-making traditionally alters in Islamabad as elections draw near. Given the present situation, the government’s options are limited. The fiscal deficit

Revisiting the energy mix

Considering Pakistan’s unprecedented energy crisis, and imminent gas shortage as winter draws near, the government is advised to seriously reconsider the energy sector’s structure of governance. I recommend creating an autonomous integrated

The debt debate

While debt is an essential component of the modern economic system, providing impetus for public expansion and crucial private sector investment, it is its mismanagement that points at unhealthy fiscal deficits and

The implementation gap

It’s one thing formulating reform packages that suit our current economic and governance problems, but getting relevant authorities to implement them is another matter altogether. We have numerous short and long-term plans