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Revenue Mobilization: The Missing Links

Arshad Hasan and Naeem Sheikh

Revenue mobilization is a challenge grappling the Pakistan economy for the last many decades. It has reached at a stage where the future of the country, economic growth, prosperity of the citizens and even its sovereignty now hinge on the success in this critical area. All the efforts made at the policy level, both in the form of legislation and administrative reforms, have failed to yield positive results. There is a need to evaluate the entire system with a new perspective and determine the key elements missed in the past endeavours to bring a paradigm shift in the future reform efforts. The history of reforms reveals that the rot is so big that anything short of surgery is bound to fail.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/30/2020 10:29:00 AM,

Higher export prices offset lower demand

by Shahram Haq

Pakistan's exporting firms did not report a significant change in the value of their export goods despite Covid-19 as decrease in demand was largely neutralised by higher prices for some of the goods.

Exporters were satisfied with the steps taken by the government, however, there were a few concerns and one of them was currency depreciation.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/22/2020 02:29:00 PM,


Azam Chaudhry, Aimal Tanvir, Saffa Imran, Zoha Awais, and Anam Ali

Innovation and Technology Centre (ITC)

Lahore School of Economics

August 6th 2020

Background of Exporter Survey

The coronavirus pandemic reached Pakistan in March 2020 and like many others, the government responded with a series of lockdowns to limit the spread of the virus. The Innovation Technology Center (ITC) at Lahore School of Economics conducted a survey of exporters in June 2020 to measure the impact of the pandemic on export performance during the last few months. The sample size for this survey was 130 firms and the sampling frame consisted of exporters from Karachi, Lahore, Sialkot and Faisalabad. The majority of the surveyed exporting firms were from the textile sector while most of the other firms were sports and surgical goods exporters. The firms in the textile sector and the sports goods sector were mostly medium sized firms whereas the majority from the surgical goods sector were small firms. Below are some of the findings from the survey.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/06/2020 05:28:00 PM,

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