March 11, 2010

Inflation, Free Markets and Government Control

The recent debate in Pakistan over government’s ability to control, lack of involvement or excessive involvement in economic issues has taken new turn with the departure of finance minister Shaukat Tarin.

Shaukat  Tarin left the office when Pakistan is seeing one of the worst energy crisis of its history.  Pakistan with its reliance of 50% on natural gas for energy is facing the short fall of 1 billion cubic feet making around 20% of the total demand.

Recent Gallup Pakistan survey also shows that majority of Pakistani population considers economic issues as their top most priority. Around 63% think issues like unemployment, inflation etc are their major issues as compared to terrorism and political crises.




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  2. i think the last pm of shaukat tarin was flop pm in the history of this country but current is not good he’s corrupted man of the history of pakistan.

    Comment by sadiaali807 — January 24, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    • basically they are different parts of the same system. we need to change this corrupt military-feudal-corporatist hold on our country

      Comment by faisal — January 24, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

  3. yeah but we can’t to blame on our military bcoz the democracy is the disable than the good opportunity for our military to hold this government nd no rules.

    Comment by sadiaali807 — January 25, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

    • they both support status-quo and support each other. sometimes they come in conflicting situation with each other but its mostly on control of power and resources not on principles,

      Comment by syedfaisal — January 27, 2012 @ 3:25 am

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