Nadeem ul Haque (Editor’s Note: This  is the second in a series on Pakistan’s New Growth Strategy. In this article Dr. Nadeem ul Haque, who heads the Planning Commission of Pakistan, elaborates on the four areas within the new strategy and outlines some reform ideas. He also invites ideas and suggestions on the strategy. Have […]

Memo to Hafeez Shaikh: Do Not Be Afriad of Thinking

Posted on April 2, 2010
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Nadeem ul Haque At a recent meeting with the Hafeez Shaikh, the new Finance Minister of Pakistan, some of our best economists came up with the refrain that “Research and inquiry is not necessary, we know it all. We need to act and not think.” Alternatively, “we know it all! The only problem is that […]

Designing a Better Democracy for Pakistan

Posted on July 10, 2009
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Nadeem ul Haque Is our democracy working? The writers of our constitution merely copied Westminster paying little heed to the need for developing further checks and balances to allow the democratic institutions to evolve and take root. Remember England has a system that is fully in motion having evolved over centuries. We, on the other […]

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