Khurram Husain

Rage and grief

The fragile unity shown at the conference will need to be held on to through a series of gruelling tests. Published Dec 18, 2014 12:54am

Political comedy

The protests are revealing how easily our political space can become hostage to cartoonish obsessions. Updated Dec 11, 2014 10:22am

Out of IDEAS

Those who have descended on Karachi to put their ghastly wares on display must remember: arms make war, not peace. Updated Dec 04, 2014 09:37am

Problem with knowing

As a journalist, one realises more and more the futility of ‘knowing’ anything. Published Nov 27, 2014 12:59am

Winter gas headaches

Fertiliser, power generation, CNG and industry all engage in a tussle to ensure that the burden of gas shortages Published Nov 20, 2014 01:09am

Rose-tinted glasses

Apparently coming on track on economic issues requires sorting out some residual business first. Published Nov 13, 2014 06:44am

Pricing see-saws

How come all of a sudden we’re seeing such important adjustments being made in various administered prices? Published Nov 06, 2014 06:28am

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