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Barkatullah Lone

Barkatullah Lone

The write is an economist associated with a conglomerate giant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Pak-Afghan risk-free trade

Every country depends on trade with foreign countries to run its economy. Countries prefer to trade with neighbouring and regional countries as it reduces transit costs and provides an opportunity to improve bilateral relations. The relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan

Economies of GCC countries

Over the past 10 to 12 years, the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) region, which comprises Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, has undergone rapid economic, demographic and social changes. Since 1998, the GCC’s real GDP

A budget full of loopholes

The PTI-led federal government unveiled its second budget for the fiscal year 2020-21 amid an economic slowdown and challenges triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The deadly pandemic has seriously affected the developing economies like Pakistan, and the pandemic has

US seeks in-person meetings with Iran over prisoner releases

WASHINGTON: The United States has expressed willingness to host an in-person meeting with Iran to discuss prisoner releases and wants the UN Security Council to impose an indefinite arms embargo. Speaking at a virtual event hosted by the Council on

The fate of cargo services

Cargo services industry in Pakistan has seen a few ups and downs in the last couple of decades but has not suffered big jolts like other industries. Quality of cargo services, whether it is local or international, has always been