Khurram Husain

Waking up the World Bank

Waking up the World Bank

How good a job do the PDU documents do of alerting the reader to the fact that the economy is pregnant with ferocious pressures? Published 04 Apr, 2024 08:27am
The stone in the shoe

The stone in the shoe

Today, the ghosts of the past are rising up to haunt the country all over again. Updated 28 Mar, 2024 10:28am
Rolling back the NFC, again

Rolling back the NFC, again

Clawing back the NFC Award is tantamount to the state cannibalising itself to try and get out of a fiscal straitjacket. Updated 21 Mar, 2024 09:04am
All things awry

All things awry

The new finance chief is about to walk into a minefield on at least two issues: interest rates and energy prices. Updated 14 Mar, 2024 02:17pm
The creditors’ view

The creditors’ view

The markets, for the most part, see political risk subsiding after the elections. Updated 07 Mar, 2024 09:32am
What awaits the new PM

What awaits the new PM

Limited fiscal and foreign exchange space means the new PM will have very limited room to buy back the votes his party lost. Updated 29 Feb, 2024 10:27am
Imran Khan’s rise

Imran Khan’s rise

There is no sense in trying to minimise the fact that Imran Khan has established a powerful connection with the electorate. Updated 22 Feb, 2024 10:10am
Warning for the next PM

Warning for the next PM

Whatever happens, it is critical that Ishaq Dar is not made finance minister again. Updated 15 Feb, 2024 10:48am
Dear voter...

Dear voter...

The endless trail of hybrid regimes must end today. Updated 08 Feb, 2024 10:52am
The return of Nawaz Sharif

The return of Nawaz Sharif

The message Nawaz is sending out is to climb onto his bandwagon, because soon it will be the only show in town. Updated 01 Feb, 2024 10:12am
Orphaned disputes

Orphaned disputes

Real leadership in any organisation is about removing orphaned disputes from the system. Updated 18 Jan, 2024 01:58pm
Reassembling Pakistan

Reassembling Pakistan

The return of policy coherence can only happen under a govt not hobbled by legitimacy concerns. Updated 11 Jan, 2024 09:09am
RIP Sartaj Aziz

RIP Sartaj Aziz

He was among the newcomers who believed the country needed to change. Published 04 Jan, 2024 08:07am
Back from the brink

Back from the brink

While default was staved off in 2023, inflationary pressure remained high. Published 01 Jan, 2024 08:52am
Uncertainty ahead

Uncertainty ahead

Year 2024 is when a new window of opportunity will open to reckon with all ailments that brought us to this pass. Updated 28 Dec, 2023 09:12am
Hunkering down

Hunkering down

Today, almost a quarter of the gas consumed in the country is imported. Updated 21 Dec, 2023 08:46am
What’s up at the stock market?

What’s up at the stock market?

Most of the increase at the stock market is coming from adjustments in prices, not innovation or economic dynamism.. Updated 14 Dec, 2023 08:37am
The eternal return of Mr Dar

The eternal return of Mr Dar

There are two large options all policymakers face when they come to power in an economy such as this one. Updated 07 Dec, 2023 09:34am
Delaying elections

Delaying elections

This period of calm is only there to build upon, not to settle down in. Updated 30 Nov, 2023 08:59am