Khurram Husain

Crisis looming

Crisis looming

It will be a terrible mistake for the PM, his acolytes to underestimate the strength of the wave that is about to hit them. Updated 21 Oct, 2021 07:52am
Game changing bombast

Game changing bombast

The government has nothing more than an MoU to ‘seek a commitment’ to conduct a set of feasibility studies. Updated 14 Oct, 2021 07:53am
WHERE IS THE ECONOMY HEADED?

WHERE IS THE ECONOMY HEADED?

Despite PM Imran Khan’s assurances that things will soon get better, Pakistanis are looking with great trepidation and anxiety at Updated 10 Oct, 2021 10:22am
Down Taliban Road

Down Taliban Road

Afghanistan should not be ditched but Pakistan should also keep its own interests in mind. Updated 30 Sep, 2021 07:59am
Last call

Last call

The exchange rate alone can no longer absorb the full impact of the deterioration in the current account. Updated 23 Sep, 2021 02:37pm
Songs of deficits past

Songs of deficits past

The imbalances have already appeared, faster than anyone thought they would. Updated 09 Sep, 2021 10:54am
THE GREAT LNG SCRAMBLE

THE GREAT LNG SCRAMBLE

Pakistan looks set to face yet another energy crisis in the coming winter months, the third time in three years that liquefied... Updated 05 Sep, 2021 05:01pm
Waiting for Biden

Waiting for Biden

If so there are very significant implications for Pakistan. Updated 02 Sep, 2021 08:14am
Where the camel sits

Where the camel sits

Gunning growth through public expenditure inevitably gives rise to external sector imbalances in Pakistan. Updated 26 Aug, 2021 08:36am
Taliban’s road ahead

Taliban’s road ahead

Without international legitimacy they cannot unlock the reserves or reactivate donor funding lines. Updated 19 Aug, 2021 03:07pm
Spending on borrowed time

Spending on borrowed time

The country’s economy will not be able to grow if its isolation continues. Updated 12 Aug, 2021 07:53am
Gaming LNG

Gaming LNG

What looked like rank incompetence about a year ago is now beginning to smack of malfeasance. Updated 05 Aug, 2021 08:29am
Growth stories

Growth stories

Reza Baqir says next year’s external financing needs are fully secured, which is reassuring, but there are years after that too. Updated 29 Jul, 2021 07:40am
Growing vulnerabilities

Growing vulnerabilities

The fact is that the same numbers the govt was touting a few months ago are today painting a changing picture. Updated 15 Jul, 2021 08:57am
The billion-dollar bet

The billion-dollar bet

The situation is precarious, even though there are glimmers of hope shining through the cracks in some places. Updated 08 Jul, 2021 09:01am
Dangerous ground

Dangerous ground

Split between who owns executive powers and who exercises them means there is weak ownership over outcomes. Updated 01 Jul, 2021 08:41am
Between boom and bust

Between boom and bust

Ultimately the budget, and its aim to pump growth, will be left standing on two legs only — free oil and free dollars from abroad. Updated 24 Jun, 2021 11:22am
A dangerous bargain

A dangerous bargain

Budget for FY22 faces massive risks such as inflation and a resurgence of the trade deficit. Updated 17 Jun, 2021 08:23am