Khurram Husain

For whom the clock ticks

For whom the clock ticks

Tarin will be expected to prove that he views with favour the demands of the ruling party’s MNAs and senators for greater resource Published 22 Apr, 2021 07:27am
Diverging paths

Diverging paths

It seems that Imran Khan is feeling the pain of the adjustment that he has had to undertake. Updated 15 Apr, 2021 09:04am
At the crossroads

At the crossroads

How things go with the IMF are critical to how the political scene will evolve. Updated 08 Apr, 2021 08:47am
Muddling through

Muddling through

The Americans call this ‘muddling through’, a situation when those in charge don’t know what they are doing. Updated 01 Apr, 2021 08:49am
State Bank Act amendments

State Bank Act amendments

It is a principle of sovereign lending that those prerogatives a ruler cannot manage are eventually taken out of the ruler’s. Updated 25 Mar, 2021 08:59am
Beyond politics

Beyond politics

The present dispensation is having a hard time with the more mundane task of running things. Published 18 Mar, 2021 07:42am
Storm clouds

Storm clouds

With the IMF talks at a critical juncture, the government is in no position to shift horses at this point. Updated 11 Mar, 2021 08:23am
The great Covid dole

The great Covid dole

The government is serving the poor with its words and the rich with its deeds. Updated 04 Mar, 2021 08:12am
Interest rate under pressure

Interest rate under pressure

The inclination among some to celebrate the movement of individual indicators will be tested. Published 25 Feb, 2021 06:38am
The party ends

The party ends

The IMF seems to be saying that the incremental quantum of exports cannot justify the scale of “incentives” for ... Published 18 Feb, 2021 06:25am
The party of money

The party of money

Money has no party and ultimately all parties are the party of money. Updated 11 Feb, 2021 08:12am
Exports under pressure

Exports under pressure

The govt's cheerleaders will argue that State Bank figures will always differ from those of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Updated 04 Feb, 2021 08:15am
State Bank’s bluff

State Bank’s bluff

Banks are sceptical of the State Bank’s ‘forward guidance’ if their bidding behaviour in govt debt auctions is anything to go by. Updated 28 Jan, 2021 08:45am
Farewell Roosevelt Hotel

Farewell Roosevelt Hotel

It is worth noting that massive plans have been upended and assets are now on the verge of being seized. Published 21 Jan, 2021 05:24am
Is the economy recovering?

Is the economy recovering?

Prime Minister Imran Khan has been talking about a ‘recovery’ in the economy since at least November. Updated 14 Jan, 2021 12:40pm
Quetta calling

Quetta calling

The protests that broke out after the February 2013 bombing in Hazara Town spread like wildfire across Pakistan. Updated 07 Jan, 2021 08:23am
A fluctuating graph

A fluctuating graph

Coming in the middle of an improving situation, the crisis of 2020 was different from anything seen in national history. Updated 03 Jan, 2021 02:02am
What’s up in Gwadar?

What’s up in Gwadar?

Nobody seems to know who is building it since it does not feature in the provincial or federal development projects. Updated 31 Dec, 2020 08:14am
For your eyes only

For your eyes only

It seems that the government came to power with no idea of how big the world is and how complex is its machinery. Updated 24 Dec, 2020 08:05am
The endless spiral

The endless spiral

One crisis nearly abates and another looms. This is going to be an endless cycle. Updated 17 Dec, 2020 08:55am