Tag Archives: PEW

Licences of twenty-six trade associations cancelled

Islamabad, July 09, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Monday said that Directorate General Trade Organisations (DGTO) has cancelled licences of twenty-six trade associations including nine chambers of commerce sparking widespread criticism. Licences of three chambers of commerce

Economy heading towards dollarization

Islamabad, April 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Wednesday said the continued decline in exchange rate has shattered the confidence of masses in the rupee which has triggered dollarization of the economy. Dollarization of the economy is

Leather sector deserves attention of policymakers

Islamabad, January 01, 2018 (PPI-OT):The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Monday said Pakistan’s leather sector can play its role in the national growth if it is patronised. The country has abundant raw leather which can help it become a leading

Discouraging imports can reduce ballooning trade deficit: Pakistan Economy Watch

Islamabad, January 10, 2017 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Tuesday asked the government to discourage all imports except machinery for CPEC and industrial sector as half yearly trade deficit has jumped to 14.5 billion dollars. Trade defi...

Export sector becomes white elephant Exporters addicted to subsidies, bailout packages

Islamabad, November 24, 2016 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Thursday said the export sector has been relaying on government’s aid since long since becoming a burden.

The export industry has long been addicted to bailout packages, subsidies, tax …

Record fall in foreign investment damaging image of country: Dr. Murtaza Mughal

Islamabad, November 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Wednesday expressed concern over record fall in foreign investment which is damaging image of the country. Foreign exchange reserves are at record level but rupee has lost 4.5 percent

Extra focus on trade relaxations damaged external sector

Islamabad, September 22, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Tuesday asked the government to focus on reforming export sector as too much emphasis on getting trade relaxations from other countries and blocks has proved counterproductive. Government avoided reforming

Prime Minister lauded for refusing to devalue rupee for exports

Islamabad, September 11, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Friday lauded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for refusing to devalue currency to spur exports and keep interests of masses supreme over everything else. The decision indicates that interests of

Trade Development Authority of Pakistan criticised for proposing 10 percent devaluation of rupee

Islamabad, September 03, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Thursday condemned proposal by TDAP to devalue currency by ten percent to boost dwindling exports and print currency to finance deficit. The TDAP chief advised the Senate Standing Committee

Banks not serving masses, business community: Dr. Murtaza Mughal

Islamabad, August 25, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Tuesday said commercial banks are not serving masses and the business community which has weakened their bond with market economy. Central bank continued to provide liquidity to commercial banks