Khurram Husain

Cost of politics

What we are left with is a large section of the population all riled up with nowhere to go. Published Oct 30, 2014 01:19am

Falling exports

While the government must reach out to exporters it would do well to evaluate what they say about their declining Published Oct 23, 2014 06:36am

PTI clutching at straws

One gets a sense of déjà vu listening to Imran Khan denounce the power tariff hikes and blaming them on the IMF. Published Oct 16, 2014 03:13am

Flooding priorities

This year, all Met Departments gave their flood alert barely 48 hours ahead of the flood peak — insufficient time in Published Oct 09, 2014 02:07am

Discretionary overbilling

Nepra, the power regulator, appears to have awoken from its slumber and resorted to some action. Published Oct 02, 2014 01:15am

Monetary policy non-statement

Exports and investment and capacity utilisation in industry were all falling long before the circus got under way in Published Sep 25, 2014 06:12am

Consuming kilometres

If consumers made their decisions on purely rational, cost-benefit calculations, things might be simpler for Published Sep 18, 2014 03:55am

Protesting our losses

Ministers claimed the loss amounted to Rs450bn, the AG told the SC Rs547bn. Now, Iqbal says the loss Rs1 trillion. Updated Sep 11, 2014 02:58am

Winding up

To suggest that the whole economy has ground to a halt is an exaggeration. Published Sep 04, 2014 02:11am

Towards madness

Thus far the economy has been a reluctant guest in the whole affair, dragged in to quench the thirst for vindication Published Aug 28, 2014 02:59am

PTI’s empty threats

The threats being issued by the PTI, and the demands being made, show a fundamental disconnect with reality. Updated Aug 21, 2014 02:38pm

PTI’s white paper

Failures in governance are grave indeed but it would be helpful if PTI did not turn them into a theatre of the absurd. Published Aug 14, 2014 05:41am

Number in the news

The serious matter of retrieving ill-gotten gains has been turned into a joke. Updated Aug 07, 2014 01:49am

Eid thoughts

Technology today plays such a large role in the lives of the next generation that it’s almost scary. Published Jul 24, 2014 01:13am

State Bank smiling

The truth behind the growth rate figure of 4.1pc is a lot less shiny than the State Bank report makes it out to be. Published Jul 17, 2014 01:03am

Reading the IMF

IT begins innocuously enough: “[t]he economy is showing signs of improvement”. Programme performance was... Published Jul 10, 2014 01:14am

Technocratic rule

TURMOIL in the democratic space has breathed new life into an old question: do technocrats do a better job of ... Published Jul 03, 2014 01:04am