Kazim Alam

Crystal-ball economists

Crystal-ball economists

What can possibly go wrong in turning the country into a laboratory to test the validity of a ‘model’?

Updated May 18, 2020 09:40am
The big bank theory

The big bank theory

UBL CEO Sima Kamil serves as the nerve centre of the second most profitable bank in Pakistan.

Updated Mar 09, 2020 07:56am
Lies, damned lies and SEZs

Lies, damned lies and SEZs

The Korangi Creek Industrial Park has skidded into a ditch and the tow truck is taking too long to arrive

Published Nov 25, 2019 06:59am
A seller of optimism

A seller of optimism

The economic Pearl Harbor in the shape of devaluation created a crisis that’s still unfolding

Published Oct 21, 2019 07:08am

Development’s sugar daddies

Until a couple of years ago, a local NGO would spend loads of money every year to operate a large fleet of...

Published Sep 23, 2019 07:04am
Trapped by capacity

Trapped by capacity

‘Most furnace oil-based power plants are about to fully repay their debt.

Published Aug 26, 2019 07:05am
‘Economy needs stimulation’

‘Economy needs stimulation’

Unilever Pakistan CEO Shazia Syed says, ‘Next 18 to 24 months will be challenging. If we get our fundamentals right,

Published Jul 15, 2019 07:00am
‘We’re in a good place...’

‘We’re in a good place...’

The third-floor office of the central bank’s governor isn’t far from bustling Merewether Tower, a landmark at ...

Published Jun 24, 2019 07:10am
Politics around the IMF package

Politics around the IMF package

The IMF deal offers the opposition an endless buffet of contentious points to choose to critique on.

Updated May 30, 2019 07:32am