SDPI Policy Analysis


  • State of economy in 2017 amid criticism 

    Suleri, Abid Qaiyum (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2018-02-12)
    “Highest GDP growth was recorded in a decade, as Pakistan’s economy is flourishing; there is no issue of debt retirement.” “Economy is in bad shape, so there is a need to declare financial emergency; Pakistan would require $35 billion in next 12-18 ...
  • Revitalizing economy by balancing defence & development 

    Suleri, Dr. Abid Qaiyum (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2017-06-08)
    In this template, fiscal deficit is taken as an entry point. Successive governments have been trying to meet this deficit by inflating the revenues and deflating the expenditures. They rely on indirect taxes as a major source of revenue. Increasingly, ...
  • Going In Circles 

    Suleri, Dr. Abid Qaiyum (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2017-06-02)
    There are certain misconceptions about the power sector’s circular debt, which has generated controversy in the country. Contrary to various official claims, circular debt in power sector cannot be resolved on a permanent basis unless we take some ...
  • Ongoing census is like going for general medical test 

    Suleri, Dr. Abid Qaiyum (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2017-05-30)
    Have you ever asked a tailor to stitch clothes without telling the age, height, weight, and other measurements? Yes, the whole idea sounds absurd. How can one stitch clothes for someone without knowing the basic measurements? The same holds when ...

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