Khurram Husain

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

SCENES FROM AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

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

Decision time

For a year, we have lived on fiery rhetoric and outlandish delusions disguised as policy. Published Sep 12, 2019 07:20am

Quagmire or adjustment?

Three months of sustained 30pc declines will get you to a point where large-scale shutdowns could become imminent. Published Sep 05, 2019 07:12am

The price of censorship

Because of attacks launched from the govt’s platforms on the media as an institution, people are losing trust in both. Updated Aug 29, 2019 07:32am

The hype and the fury

Devaluation, inflation, high interest rates and all the medicine the doctor ordered are now in full swing. Published Aug 22, 2019 06:52am

Arresting LNG

Then the government changed again, and those who had successfully closed the LNG deal found it was their turn to face Published Aug 15, 2019 06:55am

The wages of isolation

The UN secretary general would only say “we urge all parties to exercise restraint”. Updated Aug 08, 2019 08:02am

Trump’s smile

For Pakistan, the biggest fear is that there might be a repeat of 1990 all over again. Updated Aug 01, 2019 08:21am

Facts of a slowing economy

Economic outcomes, especially as reflected in key indicators, should not be celebrated or thrown in each other’s face. Published Jul 18, 2019 06:53am

Choppy seas ahead

The headwinds facing the government are about to get very intense indeed. Updated Jul 11, 2019 07:20am