Khurram Husain

Vawda’s unfunny joke

What merit has Vawda brought to a ministry that oversees Pakistan's most important natural resource next to natural gas? Published Jan 16, 2020 07:14am

First quarter developments

The real story begins when you start adding up the numbers to see how much of an improvement there really is. Published Jan 09, 2020 06:31am

The year of stability

Economic matters cannot run on autopilot, nor can they be delegated to one or two men. Published Jan 02, 2020 07:17am

Power sector sinking

Much hangs in the balance as the govt is tasked with eliminating further accumulation of circular debt. Updated Dec 26, 2019 07:44am

Gas price bomb

This time utility prices are responding to variables that the inflation forecast has most likely not included. Updated Dec 19, 2019 07:55am

Silence of the lambs

It would be a good idea for Shahzad Akbar to soon hold that press conference his government promised he would. Updated Dec 05, 2019 09:12am

Time to stand down

There is more to the institution of the military than its might and its prestige. Updated Nov 28, 2019 10:04pm

Imran’s corner

Who’s really adding those numbers up anyway these days? This is government by retweet only. Updated Nov 21, 2019 07:35am

Rotten tomatoes

Creating short-lived growth booms has been the only aim of any government. Published Nov 14, 2019 07:17am

Hot air rising

There is one thing that all governments do when they come under pressure. They start throwing about random data points. Published Nov 07, 2019 07:08am

Strikes and deficits

Perhaps the snake has shed its skin, or maybe the government has realised who it is really supposed to serve. Published Oct 31, 2019 07:08am


With the country in the grips of a severe recession, even wealthy businessmen are crying out about the government’s Published Oct 20, 2019 07:00am

Chief and the tycoons

What our experience has taught us is that business and industry feel the brunt of this set of policy actions. Updated Oct 10, 2019 09:14am

Adjustment and its anxieties

The PM is feeling the heat. He is urging his team members to focus their energy and attention on providing some ‘relief’ Updated Oct 03, 2019 08:05am

Aggravated slowdown

What exactly is the big legacy this government is now working on? Putting opposition politicians in jail? Published Sep 26, 2019 07:24am

The new media monitoring cell

Cell will be set up “to monitor economy-related news in the media for immediate rejoinders/ rebuttals/ clarifications”. Updated Sep 19, 2019 01:35pm