INFONALYSIS

KCCI Research offers a holistic view of the economy, and its different facets like taxation, budget, manufacturing sectors, social issues etc. It serves to apprise its readers with insightful analyses, in-depth information and statistics of several areas like trade, manufacturing (leather, textile, food and plastics etc.), services (franchising, SMEs), energy, financial sector (IMF, debt profiling), transport and infrastructure development (CPEC), bilateral relations (with China, Turkey etc.) and commodities.

TAXATION – WHERE DOES PAKISTAN STAND? PART II TO TAX OR NOT TO TAX AGRICULTURE (Feb 2015)

TAXATION – WHERE DOES PAKISTAN STAND? (PART II) TO TAX OR NOT TO TAX AGRICULTURE

Published in: February 2015

The second part, “To Tax or Not to Tax Agriculture” highlights the fact that the agriculture sector, in spite of its representation in the national GDP of 21%, and in spite of having an income of an estimated PKR 3.89Tn annually contributes next to nothing as taxes. On the contrary, the industrial sector, though also having the same share of 21% in GDP contributes a mammoth 60% to the exchequer as taxes.

TAXATION – WHERE DOES PAKISTAN STAND? PART I OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT TAXES (Jan 2015)

TAXATION – WHERE DOES PAKISTAN STAND? (PART I) OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT TAXES

Published in: January 2015

Tax reforms is one of those elements that is more or less emphasized on every forum by businessmen and traders in Pakistan, with respect to the complications they are facing in their business cycle. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Pakistan’s tax system is its undue and often inexplicable emphasis on indirect taxation. Times and again, govts. (elected and otherwise) have shied away from holistically revamping the national taxation system.

TOP 5 POTENTIAL GROWTH SECTORS (Oct 2014)

TOP 5 POTENTIAL GROWTH SECTORS

Published in: October 2014

This report is an attempt to explore possibilities of developing certain manufacturing sectors, which bear significant potential and viability. It identifies the top five potential sectors operating in Pakistan which can yield significant benefits in terms of the nation’s GDP growth, earn decent foreign exchange through higher exports, contribute substantially to the national exchequer and generate much needed employment with relatively low capital requirement.

SECURITY AGAINST CRIME – LONG MILES TO GO (Aug 2014)

SECURITY AGAINST CRIME – LONG MILES TO GO

Published in: August 2014

Security to citizens has always been one of the main responsibilities of a state. From the standpoint of human rights, security does not only mean fighting crime; instead it is about creating an environment conducive to peaceful coexistence of people. The situation of human rights in Pakistan is complex due to variety of factors like the country's diversity, large population and its status as a developing country. Even though the Constitution of Pakistan provides for fundamental rights, which include freedom of speech, thought etc but the on- ground situation does not adequately adhere to the Constitutional covenants.

EXPORTS – THE WHEELS NEED TO SPIN FASTER (Feb 2014)

EXPORTS – THE WHEELS NEED TO SPIN FASTER

Published in: February 2014

This report would try to analyze current export trends in relation to regional competitors, shed light on different influencing factors and bottlenecks that have impeded Pakistan’s export growth. It also aims to put forward strategies and measures which can be taken by all stakeholders to boost the country’s exports, and in the process, make Pakistan self-reliant, self-sufficient and a globally acclaimed economic powerhouse.

IMF-PAKISTAN: in pursuit of progression (Jan) 2014

IMF-PAKISTAN: IN PURSUIT OF PROGRESSION

Published in: January 2014

Pakistan has been facing a challenging situation at its economic front since ‘08 which has forced its policy makers to take ambitious decisions to achieve sustainable economic development. The major step taken by the govt. earlier after the outbreak of the global recession was opting for IMF’s SBA 1 agreement under which the IMF agreed to lend the country SDR2 7,235.90Mn back in Nov ‘08. Pakistan has a long history of borrowing from the Fund, the country has signed 5 SBA, 3 ECF and 3 EFF agreements till date for stabilizing its fiscal position. However, none of the loans in the past accounted for that much enormous amount as taken in ‘08 and ‘13 under SBA and EFF respectively.