S. Akbar Zaidi

A pyrrhic victory

A pyrrhic victory

The revival of the IMF deal gives the government some breathing space but it also allows the old complacency to return. Updated 01 Sep, 2022 08:49am
Fixated on the dollar

Fixated on the dollar

A thriving and robust economy which focuses on redistribution would be less affected by the exchange rate. Updated 13 Aug, 2022 09:27am
Disrupt the status quo

Disrupt the status quo

The economy will continue facing multiple crises unless reforms which redistribute resources and relocate priorities are made. Updated 16 Jun, 2022 11:46am
An accounting exercise

An accounting exercise

A budget is merely an accounting exercise, where a government lays out its expected income/revenue and expenditure... Published 13 Jun, 2022 07:56am
A perfect storm

A perfect storm

The government needs a clear plan of what it hopes to achieve. Updated 12 May, 2022 08:38am
An economic catastrophe

An economic catastrophe

Pakistan’s economic policy has been dependent on a short-sighted operation. Published 11 Apr, 2022 06:42am
They call this ‘stability’

They call this ‘stability’

This financial year will be the worst in over a decade in terms of how it affects the working people of Pakistan. Updated 14 Jul, 2019 07:16am
Don’t blame the IMF

Don’t blame the IMF

Rest assured, Pakistan’s economy is going to be severely constrained over the next few years. Updated 18 May, 2019 07:30am
Much worse to come

Much worse to come

The rupee is losing value every other day, adding to inflation, and will depreciate a great deal more. Updated 08 Apr, 2019 10:05am
How to wreck an economy

How to wreck an economy

The hallmark of PTI’s economic plan in the last five months has been continued uncertainty and ambiguity. Updated 31 Dec, 2018 08:03am
The death of resistance

The death of resistance

A new order of accommodation and compromise is replacing free speech and dissent. Published 01 Dec, 2018 06:55am
Money for nothing

Money for nothing

The expected tough conditionality will have a serious impact on the PTI’s populist promises. Updated 10 Nov, 2018 10:22am
What are people voting for?

What are people voting for?

Local, real-life issues seem to trump broader issues, supposedly related to principles or ideology. Published 23 Jul, 2018 07:09am
The end of democracy?

The end of democracy?

Many elected and civilian groups have continued to raise their voice in a public space which is heavily manipulated. Updated 25 Jun, 2018 01:39pm
The Pakhtuns & the Baloch

The Pakhtuns & the Baloch

Pakistani nationalism needs to be interrogated through its multiple variants to understand what it is. Updated 07 May, 2018 09:09am
Celebrating women academics

Celebrating women academics

The list in this article is just a powerful indication of the breadth, scope and depth of the scholarship of Pakistani Published 22 Jan, 2018 06:58am
Liberals are dangerous

Liberals are dangerous

Imran Khan has given the liberals hope and much-needed reaffirmation. Updated 12 Dec, 2017 12:22pm
Rethinking urban and rural

Rethinking urban and rural

It is clear that the classification used in our census for ‘rural’ is wrong. Published 29 Aug, 2017 07:17am
Photo ops

Photo ops

We can even sometimes have a civilian opinion on a pressing issue. Published 12 Jul, 2017 07:25am