Interest rate hike termed insufficient to contain slide of rupee: PEW.

Islamabad -- The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Tuesday said Pakistan's economic model is flawed and full of contradictions but the policymakers prefer shortcuts over sustainable development.

The policy to boost exports through subsidies is wrong as boosting exports require consistent policies, improved industrial investment and a focus on new technologies, it said.

Whenever the government has tried to boost exports artificially, it has resulted in trade deficit, inflation, exchange rate erosion, increased value of dollar, and mini-budget, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.

He said that sometimes mini-budgets fail to deliver, leading the government to seek loans from the IMF and other sources.

He said that repeated failed experiments have failed to push the policymakers to design an improved and sustainable economic and export model.

Dr Murtaza Mughal said...

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