I have always enjoyed my visits to Pakistan, finding it a fast developing country with emerging modern infrastructure, warm and friendly people and a vibrant culture of diversity.
My recent visits have rendered me hopeful — hopeful of a new political culture that is emerging since the present government came into power.
Despite a lot of pessimism portrayed by the electronic media, the country is on the right track to create business opportunities for those who have the commercial approach. State Bank of Pakistan – the central bank – is under an able and dedicated leadership, especially deputy governor Saeed Ahmed who has worked on an agenda of financial inclusion and promotion of Islamic banking since he assumed change of his special duties.
On the political front, the Imran Khan-Tahirul Qadri saga is over and the government must be appreciated for the mature approach it adopted to deal with the political crisis created then. There are still some who believe that the government, especially the prime minister, is in gloom; others assert that there is something seriously wrong with the direction the country is moving in. Many worry that the political turbulence will bruise the country’s economy. Dissatisfaction with a number of things is ubiquitous. Read more → (7)