Khurram Husain

Vilifying workers

Employee costs are not the biggest problem at PIA and workers are being unfairly blamed. Updated Feb 11, 2016 08:02am

What ails PIA?

PIA’s losses have risen to match the levels of the circular debt, and they may well cripple the carrier altogether. Updated Feb 04, 2016 08:59am

LNG deal finally

Any deal cut by any government immediately attracts allegations of corruption. Published Jan 28, 2016 01:50am

Mystery engulfs Axact case

Why did SPP Zahid Jamil, who pursued the case with visible vigour, suddenly dissociate himself from proceedings? Updated Jan 25, 2016 08:38am

PIA’s privatisation paradox

It’s an age-old dilemma: the national flag carrier can only be sold if it shows some sign of recovery but why sell if it Published Jan 24, 2016 07:10am

Caution: learning curve ahead

The trade deficit has improved this year by almost $1.3bn. But almost all of this is accounted for by the drop in oil. Published Jan 21, 2016 12:47pm

What has the IMF programme achieved?

Next to the commitments that were made, the deliverables pointed to by the mission chief appear downright puny. Published Jan 14, 2016 01:10am

Who wants a tax amnesty?

The latest tax amnesty scheme announced by the government has the merit of combining both, the carrot and the stick. Published Jan 07, 2016 03:00pm

Year 2015

As the year draws to a close, how much progress did we really see on some very crucial fronts? Published Dec 31, 2015 06:45am

No more VIPs please!

VIP culture has spread across country and is responsible for incidents such as death of an infant girl in Karachi. Updated Dec 24, 2015 08:37am

State Bank on exports

If our industries are now struggling to remain alive, what is the plan for diversifying the export base? Published Dec 17, 2015 06:40am

A whiff of honesty

A breath of fresh air has wafted through the economic dialogue this week. Now we wait to see how the finance minister. Updated Dec 10, 2015 10:05am

Financial market gyrations

It’s worth remembering that the large financial crises of the past arrived with little to no warning, at least none that Published Dec 03, 2015 01:15am

Analysis: Telecoms in turmoil

Merger of Warid and Mobilink is only the first of a series of transformative steps about to sweep Pakistani telecoms. Updated Nov 27, 2015 11:06am

Swatting away the deficit

The State Bank had been concerned about eroding debt service capacity of the country for some time. Published Nov 26, 2015 07:03am

Fighting terror with one hand

It is important for civilian authorities to know who they are allowed to designate as a terrorist and who they are not. Updated Nov 12, 2015 08:39am