Khurram Husain

Shouting down prices

Shouting down prices

We had a vow of action not once but twice — action against those responsible for the price spiral. And yet, here we are again… Updated 29 Oct, 2020 08:25am
Time to end the spin

Time to end the spin

The reality is that this govt is adrift; there is no vision at play, whether for tax reform or on state-owned enterprises. Updated 22 Oct, 2020 08:32am
Food for thought

Food for thought

Here we are, not more than six months later, at exactly the same point in time when last year’s price spiral got going. Updated 15 Oct, 2020 08:36am
The cost of confrontation

The cost of confrontation

Even as efforts are being made to draw up the plans necessary to satisfy the IMF, a massive political storm is brewing. Updated 08 Oct, 2020 11:08am
Towards growth

Towards growth

Even as the government talks of further stimulus, it is in fairly advanced stages of its talks for revival of the IMF programme. Updated 01 Oct, 2020 08:33am
Feeding the rich

Feeding the rich

The question is: how much was given to whom in the name of fighting the pandemic and helping the poor? Updated 24 Sep, 2020 10:17am
Managing shortages

Managing shortages

The country continues to flounder in search of a path to documentation and broadening the tax base. Published 10 Sep, 2020 06:51am
Taunting Karachi

Taunting Karachi

There is not much one can say about the mindset which leads people to hurl taunts... Published 03 Sep, 2020 07:00am
Declaring victory

Declaring victory

That’s the thing with economic indicators: they can change. No single indicator tells the story of the economy. Updated 27 Aug, 2020 08:37am
IPP ‘agreement’

IPP ‘agreement’

The natural question to ask is what all needs to happen before we can get to an ‘agreement’. Updated 20 Aug, 2020 10:10am
Trolls and hate

Trolls and hate

Those who are apparently being encouraged to engage in abusive behaviour against the government’s critics are searching for new Published 13 Aug, 2020 07:04am
Boom time blues

Boom time blues

The critical ingredient that was missing in the first two growth booms is similarly absent here: reform. Published 06 Aug, 2020 06:36am
Rays of hope

Rays of hope

We should thank the Almighty that we have been spared the kind of catastrophe that others have had to face on the Covid-19 front. Updated 30 Jul, 2020 09:17am
The transformative moment

The transformative moment

There was to be no transformative moment, it seemed, only a slow, drawn-out, and painful economic adjustment. Updated 23 Jul, 2020 09:37am
The fakeness of it all

The fakeness of it all

How is the CAA blaming the media for the fact that its counterparts around the world are demanding answers from it? Updated 16 Jul, 2020 09:20am