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Khurram Husain

Hidden costs of CPEC

Security expenditure has been growing at an alarming rate over the past couple of years, and all of it has been ... Published Sep 29, 2016 01:10am

The blindness of our times

How could the experts get it consistently wrong? Massive developments are years in the making and don’t come Published Sep 22, 2016 01:37am

Liars, traitors and patriots

Let the courts and history decide who is the traitor and who the patriot. Let’s agree that there are heroes of many Published Sep 08, 2016 01:46am

External sector crumbling

So where is the game plan for “accelerating competitiveness and business climate reforms”, you might well ask? Published Sep 01, 2016 06:16am

Karachi and our conscience

The way in which people upcountry relate to Karachi is similar to how expats or foreigners relate to Pakistan. Published Aug 25, 2016 01:23am

The general and his men

Gen Zia was caught between his dreams and reality, eventually losing touch with both. Updated Aug 18, 2016 09:21am

Terror and confusion

Even before the bodies had been fully counted up and identified, an official narrative of sorts reared its head. Published Aug 11, 2016 12:41pm

Land prices to remain understated

We told the govt that whenever outside valuators have been used, it has opened the door to corruption: AK Dhedhi Updated Aug 04, 2016 07:35am

Chinese investors and power debt

The new investors are asking for protections against a return to a period of delayed payments and legal disputes. Published Aug 04, 2016 02:39am

The march of hate

What is particularly troubling is that one cannot see any force that stands in the way of the growing right-wing... Published Jul 28, 2016 03:19am

Bored young killers

What’s going on with these affluent few? Their actions have shown a ruthlessness and bloodlust that normal people would Updated Jul 14, 2016 09:19am

Brexit and Pakistan

It would be a colossal mistake to believe that Pakistan will be immune to the large-scale changes that have just been Updated Jun 30, 2016 09:12am

Provincial obligations

The most recent provincial budgets just announced are a good opportunity to assess how far the provinces have come down Published Jun 16, 2016 01:27am

On tampered numbers

Once you politicise the numbers enough you open the door to a truly monstrous babble of fools. Published Jun 09, 2016 02:44am

What about us, Mr Prime Minister?

Why can’t our politicians see their own travel abroad for medical purposes as evidence of the dire need to improve ... Published Jun 02, 2016 06:54am

Budget 2016-17: Budgeting for the rich

Whatever the budget tomorrow contains, there are two crucial areas where we can already say it will fall woefully short. Updated Jun 02, 2016 07:39am

Regional plans

The moment when sanctions were lifted on Iran was the time to make a grand gesture. Updated May 26, 2016 11:28am

Taxes and revenues

The best reforms are those that enhance the ability of the state to target previously hidden revenue bases. Published May 19, 2016 03:26am