Vol. 27, No. 1 (January-March 2020)

Vol. 27, No. 1 (January-March 2020)

Publication details

  • Sunday | 19 Apr, 2020
  • Research and News Bulletin
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Combating COVID 19: Policy Options for Pakistan

  • It is difficult to manage economy and corona simultaneously. People should be put over economy in these testing times.
  • The budget strategy document for 2020-21 prepared in preCOVID 19 context has turned irrelevant. National Economic Council should revise the estimates for the forthcoming budget.
  • An urgent meeting of Council of Common Interest is needed to show uniformity and solidarity among provinces.
  • NDMA, IPC and health ministry must prepare a combined strategy to save the lives of people.
  • There is a need to divert unutilized funds and allocations from different institutions like BISP, Workers Welfare Fund, PSDP, Baitul Maal, etc. to finance and implement the response strategy.