Ishrat Husain

Markets and disinformation

Markets and disinformation

Journalists should be allowed to work freely as Pakistan's weak investor sentiment can't bear burden of an avalanche of fake news. Updated 21 Oct, 2021 08:08am
Collapse of an elitist state

Collapse of an elitist state

Despite transgressions committed by the Taliban in their earlier regime, ordinary Afghans had no trust in successive Afghan govts. Updated 29 Sep, 2021 08:59am
A BRIEF HISTORY OF EXPLORATION

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EXPLORATION

To contextualise the present, one must look back and understand the past. Eos presents selected passages from the Published 05 May, 2019 06:49am
Capacity to reform

Capacity to reform

Public-sector institutions must be revitalised for the incoming government to fulfil its promises. Updated 13 Aug, 2018 09:47am
Expectations & delivery gap

Expectations & delivery gap

The economy requires intensive care and can be resuscitated only by combined efforts. Updated 06 Aug, 2018 09:55am
Economic policymaking

Economic policymaking

Top-down driven, whimsical and ad hoc policies have done much damage to the economy. Updated 30 Jul, 2018 08:13am
Expat Pakistani talent

Expat Pakistani talent

There are few incentives for highly educated youth to return home and apply their expertise here. Published 11 Jun, 2018 07:11am
A pragmatic foreign policy

A pragmatic foreign policy

Our relationships with our neighbours should be determined by economic interests rather than politics. Published 30 Sep, 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 12 Sep, 2017 11:16am
Tariffs, trade and taxation

Tariffs, trade and taxation

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

A golden opportunity

CPEC provides a chance to improve our institutions of governance. Updated 21 Jun, 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 21 Jun, 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 21 Jun, 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 21 Jun, 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 18 Oct, 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 06 Sep, 2016 12:59pm
‘Messy & hidden urbanisation’

‘Messy & hidden urbanisation’

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