Khurram Husain

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
Are deficits always a bad thing?

Are deficits always a bad thing?

Is it true that deficits are always bad and bridging these should be the top priority of any government?

Published 09 Jul, 2020 06:59am
Cry for PIA

Cry for PIA

It turns out that the minister does not have evidence that the pilot licences in question are fake.

Updated 02 Jul, 2020 08:59am
The petrol fiasco

The petrol fiasco

A number of things have gone wrong this time. But at the heart of them is an attempt by the government to impose an unrealistic price at a critical time.

Updated 25 Jun, 2020 09:03am
Budgeting on hope

Budgeting on hope

This year there is literally no revenue plan. No explanation on how the trillion rupees of additional revenue will be collected.

Published 18 Jun, 2020 07:16am
The grimmest comedy

The grimmest comedy

The truth is that every rent seeker in the country has taken this government for a ride.

Published 11 Jun, 2020 07:32am
Losing without a fight

Losing without a fight

‘We gave you the SOPs, we told you to be careful’ they will say as they blame the people.

Updated 04 Jun, 2020 09:40am
Testing for the virus

Testing for the virus

The old reflex to carve out islands of respite for the elites from all pressing public health problems is starting to kick in.

Published 28 May, 2020 07:42am
Debt woes

Debt woes

Billing the future is common practice in most areas of debt management.

Updated 21 May, 2020 11:31am
Words for the poor

Words for the poor

It is not the interests of the poor that animate this government but those of the rich.

Published 14 May, 2020 06:36am
Lives not worth saving

Lives not worth saving

Economists have a hard time speaking plain English, especially when they attach dollar values to human lives.

Published 07 May, 2020 04:49am
Getting smart

Getting smart

European countries are now talking of ‘exit strategies’, but it is important to listen to the warnings of their

Published 30 Apr, 2020 05:05am
Lockdowns unravelling

Lockdowns unravelling

Doctors are battling not just the coronavirus but also the myths that surround it.

Published 23 Apr, 2020 04:35am
The great lockdown debate

The great lockdown debate

No elected ruler can withstand the ire of the hungry masses and the business and industrial classes for very long.

Published 16 Apr, 2020 06:07am