There is a lot of talk in the print media about the assessment of economy from FY14 to FY18 since a political dispensation is going to complete its tenure in May 2018.
Average gross domestic product (GDP) growth remained around 4.7% over this period along with a benign inflation. Fortuitously, international crude oil prices played a pivotal role in reducing inflation. However, there are certain positives and negatives of the Pakistani economy.
On the positive front, the real economy has started to show signs of broad-based recovery. Agriculture, industrial and services sectors have performed well in the last two years since energy situation has improved a lot.