Hanid Mukhtar

Hanid Mukhtar

the Author has a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University. He has taught economics at Quaid-i-Azam University, University of Massachusetts at Boston, North Eastern University, Boston University, and Applied Economics Research Centre, Karachi. He has also worked as a macro-economist with an International Finance Institution.

Perhaps India can take a few pages out of Pakistan’s poverty reduction playbook

I recently came across a blog titled ‘What’s Really Going on with income trends in India and Pakistan’.  The blog was written by a Pakistani economist working in the Washington office of the World Bank. I have known the author and have great respect for him as an economist and as a person.  However, it pains me to see that in this blog at least, excessive generalisations and selective analysis is presented to promote a political agenda. Nobody can deny the fact that for over a decade, India’s economy has been doing very well.  In comparison, Pakistan is having severe difficulties; partly due to ...

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