Yusuf H. Shirazi

  • TWith important structural changes in Pakistan’s economy, the commodity composition of the country’s imports, as well as exports, has transformed. At the time of independence, the country had no industrial base. Imports thus consisted mainly of consumer goods, of which the most important ...

    Read More
  • TAll indications suggest that the next few years offer a precious opening to Pakistan to develop its capabilities for self-sustaining growth. Pakistan may not have support of foreign loans, credits and home remittances beyond that; hence, there is a need for radical change in attitude, approach and ...

    Read More
  • TThere was the British Empire on which the sun did not set. Then, there were the Portuguese and the French colonies. South East Asia was under the domination of Japan. The Germans claimed ‘the purest blood’ and thought that they alone had the right to rule the world. The result was World ...

    Read More
  • TThe greatest human pride is the pride of wealth of knowledge, and its prudent integration with intellectual integrity is the essential ingredient of global integration. The world Bank President Mr. James D. Wolfensohn once stated: “…searing images of desperation, hopelessness and ...

    Read More
  • TGlobal integration depends largely on the global adequacy of capital. Capital is scarce and more so in the developing world. The financial capital available to the developing countries must harmonise with the human capital. Financial capital without the human capital - and for that matter the ...

    Read More
  • TPakistan has a viable economy. It possesses the sixth largest population, sixth largest textile industry and fourth largest exports of cotton yarn. The Pakistani workers and managers are in demand all over the world, where entrepreneurs too do not lag behind. The result is that, all said and done, ...

    Read More
  • TPakistan came into being without a resource base. Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah thus approached the USA to extend a helping hand. The USA responded positively, but conditional upon Pakistan extending cooperation to the US in the region. Pakistan has been a US camp follower since then. However, ...

    Read More
  • TThere are generally two views on trade with India. One view is more of industrialisation and indigenisation through long-term policies, necessary protections and monitoring in Pakistan itself before any trade talks with India. The Engineering Development Board, in addition to the Board of ...

    Read More