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    Political Economy Of Pakistan In 1980

  • Last surviving leader of Turkey’s 1980 coup dies

    ISTANBUL: Turkish former air force general Tahsin Sahinkaya, the last surviving leader of the 1980 coup which led to military rule and left lasting scars on the country, died on Thursday...

    The putsch on September 12, 1980 was the bloodiest in Turkey’s coup-ridden history, overthrowing a civilian government and putting in place a military junta that ruled Turkey for three years...

  • Pakistan’s political economy

    What explains this lacklustre performance of the economy, even though there are some positive fundamentals that should be able to accelerate economic growth?After all, we have a massively sized young population of more than 100 million, which should provide a huge market for consumer goods as well as a large labour force that could be productively employed, representing what is generally referred to as the ‘demographic dividend’...

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  • Special report: Chronicling Pakistan’s political economy

    OVER the last quarter of a century, Dawn Economic and Business Review (EBR), a weekly pink-page supplement, has been serving as a chronicler of Pakistan’s political economy...

    The term ‘political economy’ has been traditionally defined, firstly, as the interrelationship involving political power, society and the economy, and, secondly, as the macroeconomic situation and public policies that decied how public finances are raised and...

  • ‘GB’s political parties as good and as bad as Pakistan’s political parties’

    I hope the situation is not taken to the extent that young people decide not to live with Pakistan,” Supreme Court advocate Asma Jahangir said on Friday...

    The former chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) was speaking at a press conference to launch a report on a HRCP fact-finding mission titled ‘Gilgit-Baltistan: aspiration for identity, integration and autonomy’...

  • Lebanon’s economy back in crisis after a political shock

    JUST when things were starting to look up for Lebanon’s economy, a new political crisis threatens to send it crashing down again...

    Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s shock resignation could unravel the first steps in years toward injecting some cash and confidence in Lebanon’s anaemic economy...

  • Political economy of NFC

    The credit for this landmark change goes largely to Punjab, since decisions at the NFC are unanimous, as well as to the PPP government and the political parties represented — in one of the few successes notched up by the nascent ‘democratic’ system...

    The spirit of political accommodation and consensus during the deliberations forged mainly by Shaukat Tarin as chairman NFC, dissipated when the finance ministry bureaucracy were...

  • Fears for Eidul Azha economy creep in amid political drama

    Trading in sacrificial animals has begun amid political uncertainty in the country and dampened hopes for a substantial growth in business this year...

    But this year we are not expecting a substantial increase in the number,” says an official of the Pakistan Tanners’ Association (PTA)...

  • Political economy of taxation

    Wholesale and retail trade accounts for 18pc of official GDP (a reported value addition of Rs4,900 billion in 2014-15), while tax receipts from this segment of the economy amounted to only 1...

    However, with the trading community being a large and important political constituency for PML-N, it was a matter of time before some via media would be evolved to offer an ‘exit’ to the traders...

  • Political economy of new taxes

    But in the world of dynamic equilibrium, rewarding one segment of the economy or society always comes at the expense of another...

    Given the nature of the country’s political economy, a significant increase in direct taxes is always a difficult proposition...

  • Pakistan’s economy to grow 5.1pc in 2015: ESCAP

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations latest report on the economic outlook for Asia and the Pacific has feared that Pakistan’s economy will still be constrained by macroeconomic imbalances despite expected economic growth in the coming years...

    Nevertheless, the ESCAP survey noted that the country’s economy expanded by 4...

  • Poor’s gives thumbs-up to Pakistan economy

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: Standard and Poor’s, one of the world’s big three credit-rating agencies, on Tuesday revised Pakistan’s average real GDP growth projection for 2015-17 to 4...

    “Pakistan has made significant progress in stabilising its economic, fiscal, and external performance...

  • Pakistan, WB sign $500m credit agreement for growth of economy

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan and the World Bank signed the $500 million Second Fiscally Sustainable and Inclusive Growth DPC (Development Policy Credit) to support Pakistan's efforts to reinvigorate growth and stabilise the economy...

    Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani and World Bank Vice President for the South Asian Region Annette Dixon signed the accord in Washington, reported Radio Pakistan...

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