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September 21, 2010

Flood : Task is huge but not impossible

Recent floods in Pakistan are considered to be the worst natural disaster of modern history which has affected more than 20 million people in Pakistan, costing billions of dollars of losses and taking lives of thousands. Economic loss is estimated to be around 15 billion dollars by non-government sources but according to Prime Minister Gillani the loss is over 40 billion dollars.

Rescue and relief efforts are being done with major contribution from local and international charities. Government and its institutions again seem to be lagging behind the required pace of effort.

Read complete : Flood : Task is huge but not impossible

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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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http://infocrats.org/mag/2010/03/economy/inflation-free-markets-and-government-control/

December 4, 2007

A real friendly advice by Abdullah Gul(Turkish President).

Filed under: politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , — syedfaisal @ 2:58 pm

I think the comment made by Abdullah Gul(Turkish President) is somewhat a statement which should be the focal point of our policy making.

According to media reports: 

“Pakistan is passing through a critical time … therefore, in this kind of critical period, all the decision makers should focus on Pakistan’s future,” Gül said when asked about probable impacts of the ongoing crisis in Pakistan over the country’s image in the eyes of the international community.

Abdullah Guls visit to Pakistan and his efforts to stabilize the country’s situation shows the strength of ties between the two brotherly nations. I hope his efforts will help the situation in Pakistan to get eased up a bit.

Abdullah Gul also urged the Pakistani government and opposition parties to look for a unified future for Pakistan. 

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