Tag: SBP

No fresh borrowings from SBP, clarifies finance ministry

The Ministry of Finance has clarified that there had been no fresh borrowings by the government from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).“In fact,...

Autonomous or Unaccountable? 

A widely recognised principle of corporate governance is that one individual should not simultaneously hold the important offices of chief executive officer and chairperson of the board of directors of the same corporation

Tightening Liquidity

Notwithstanding the recently enhanced autonomy of the SBP, the financial system stability is a major common interest for both the central bank and the Ministry of Finance.

PTI has given ‘dictatorial powers’ to SBP governor: Miftah Ismail

Former finance minister Miftah Ismail is of the opinion that the incumbent government instead of strengthening the State Bank of Pakistan has given ‘dictatorial...

Opposition’s Great Dilemma

Has the die been cast in favour of the opposition parties – the PML-N and the PPP – and Imran Khan and his PTI really on their last leg?

Is the new SBP law good for Pakistan?

Narratives asked three top experts to give their views on this month’s Big Question.

‘SBP likely to keep policy rates unchanged’

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is likely to keep the interest rates unchanged at 9.75 per cent when the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)...

‘Pakistan is now well set for a major digital evolution’

Governor State Bank of Pakistan Reza Baqir has stated that with major digital enablers and fundamental components of a digital economy in place, Pakistan...

Changing Course?

The PTI government may have to undertake major policy changes to cope with an impending crisis

Opportunities Ahead

Several factors come together to damage the performance of the PSX



A General Dilemma

The military leadership once again stands as the deciding force. Whatever steps the military leadership takes or does not take from now, will have a direct bearing on the future of Pakistan — good or bad. The ball is in their court

July 2022

Open Magazine

Farewell My Friend

Mentor, friend, family and man of many parts, Khalid Hameed Farooqi’s demise leaves the world a sadder place

To talk or continue fighting with TTP?

Peace is always a preferred option, but it only works if enforced from a position of strength, with ample verifiable guarantees and monitoring mechanisms to ensure prevention of intrigues and resurgence of any evil

The Entertainment Menu

TV One is again offering a great mix of...

Shifting sand dunes

The world is passing through a transitional phase, where...

Understanding the Baloch Liberation Army

With a history of violence, Balochistan Liberation Army has...

Economic Crisis Worsens

Pakistan’s economy is passing through the most difficult phase...

License to Corruption

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has never been an...

Woes of South Asian Cities

Tumhein fikr hai apne ghar kiMujhe har gali ka...