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Ishrat Husain

A pragmatic foreign policy

A pragmatic foreign policy

Our relationships with our neighbours should be determined by economic interests rather than politics. Published Sep 30, 2017 06:01am
Chinese perceptions of CPEC

Chinese perceptions of CPEC

The Chinese have voiced concerns regarding negative CPEC talk, security and red tape. Updated Sep 12, 2017 11:16am
Tariffs, trade and taxation

Tariffs, trade and taxation

Convoluted policies have damaged the competitiveness of Pakistani exports. Published Jul 10, 2017 07:28am
A golden opportunity

A golden opportunity

CPEC provides a chance to improve our institutions of governance. Updated Jun 21, 2017 05:37pm
Policy imperatives for CPEC

Policy imperatives for CPEC

Six areas need careful consideration if we are to maximise CPEC’s benefits. Updated Jun 21, 2017 02:18pm
Financing burden of CPEC

Financing burden of CPEC

It is possible to prepare an estimate of the additional burden on our external payments’ capacity. Updated Jun 21, 2017 05:19pm
The economics of CPEC

The economics of CPEC

There are three types of reservations against CPEC. How can we address them? Updated Jun 21, 2017 02:27pm
Action at full speed

Action at full speed

There’s a disconnect between the country’s economic managers and ordinary citizens. Published Oct 18, 2016 04:45am
Reorienting Pak-US ties

Reorienting Pak-US ties

For Vision 2025 to succeed in producing a knowledge economy, Pakistan must invest more in STEM learning. Published Sep 06, 2016 12:59pm
‘Messy & hidden urbanisation’

‘Messy & hidden urbanisation’

Pakistan’s urban population can have serious transformational consequences on politics and governance. Published May 16, 2016 02:59am
Coordination failure

Coordination failure

The picture that emerges is that of a country in utter disarray — one without direction. Published Dec 22, 2015 01:43am
Institutions of restraint

Institutions of restraint

Reforms in some key institutions can fairly rapidly bring about long-term improvement in the rule of law. Updated Oct 05, 2015 08:58am
The post-IMF agenda

The post-IMF agenda

We should not be surprised if we once again approach the IMF after 2016 for getting the country out of another crisis. Updated Jul 13, 2015 10:50am
Budgets and the real economy

Budgets and the real economy

The real economy is affected in terms of output level, employment, growth rate, investment and savings. Published Jun 20, 2015 01:58am
Public-private partnerships

Public-private partnerships

There is a buoyant private sector sitting on ample cash surpluses and looking for profitable opportunities. Published Jun 02, 2015 01:45am