Khurram Husain

The hype and the fury

The hype and the fury

There is no sense in raising your exports on the one hand while you are busy raising an army of illiterate and undernourished... Updated 09 Dec, 2021 07:24am
November bombshell

November bombshell

In the days to come, they will find themselves rolling a lot of things back. Published 02 Dec, 2021 07:07am
The spin ends

The spin ends

Whatever spin they put out as they get busy to shift gears, they now face a public so sceptical that words won’t matter anymore. Updated 18 Nov, 2021 07:40am
Down inflation road, again

Down inflation road, again

Is it possible that once again a closer look will show that monetary factors are behind this growth and inflation? Updated 11 Nov, 2021 08:51am
Jokes and desperation

Jokes and desperation

The desperation was present in the prime minister’s televised address to the nation yesterday. Updated 04 Nov, 2021 08:41am
Storm landing

Storm landing

The notification saga has ended, but so has the ‘same page’. Published 28 Oct, 2021 07:04am
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