Stories for: Khurram Husain

Auction mania

FINANCE Minister Ishaq Dar is soaking up the applause these days, rolling out his narrative of economic improvement...

Dar’s spring

IT’S been a long cold winter, but as the old song goes: here comes the sun. Here in Washington D.C. a record ...

Mysteries & narratives

NOT all mysteries are destined to remain unsolved. Pakistan’s story contains many mysteries that we have perhaps...

Dar’s dollar debut

RUMOUR has it that the rupee has appreciated lately because the government received a $1.5 billion ‘deposit’ ...

Militant economics

LET’S talk big picture. Here are some experimental thoughts that come to mind when one takes a dispassionate view...

Fits and starts

LOOKS like the talks with the Taliban are not the only thing that’s lurching forwards and backwards at the same...

Origins of militancy

THE strong demands for military action against the TTP have put one party and its position regarding militancy in a...

Welcome to Jihad Inc.

IT’S the season for our worst fears to bloom. As extremist discourse becomes more mainstream, it’s worth...

RIP Meekal Ahmed

WHETHER discussing the pitfalls of the 1990s’ foreign currency deposit scheme or the government’s growing...

Another round

PAKISTAN blipped briefly into view here in Washington D.C. this week as Sartaj Aziz and Khawaja Asif did the circuit...

Less talk, more action

GIVEN the sharply rising arc of terrorist violence in the country, any work undertaken to revive the economy will be...

Stories, trade & servants

A POWERFUL trade dispute these days between the United States and India is brewing, and has the potential to boil...

What’s up at KESC?

IF you’ve been paying attention lately, you’ll notice a campaign is under way to lionise the former CEO and...

New Year thoughts

THE New Year brings old thoughts to mind. This time, our dear country, that we have grown to love and hate in the...

For a few dollars more

I SUPPOSE we should start with the good news. The finance minister should be congratulated for taking such strong...

A fistful of dollars

PAKISTAN did not enter a world of globalised capital flows on the heels of an economic crisis. India had its balance of

Price of isolation

THERE is an agenda for economic renewal that is now so well known, so oft repeated, that it risks being entombed in...

New dawn in Iran

PERHAPS it’s a little early to say this, but let’s say it anyway: the recent thaw in Iran’s growing isolation...

Bashing the IMF

I HAVE never seen an IMF programme take such a relentless beating before. At least not in Pakistan. The Fund has had...

Cutting Pakistan off

THE view is gaining currency here in Washington D.C. that Pakistan needs to be cut off from all sources of...

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