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Khurram Husain

What’s up with the exchange rate?

What’s up with the exchange rate?

Mr Dar could shout down the State Bank and presidents of Pakistan’s myriad banks. But he cannot shout down the market. Published Oct 05, 2017 05:51am
Powering into trouble

Powering into trouble

Why does the government almost always lose when it comes to international arbitration cases? Updated Sep 28, 2017 11:10am
The coming gas conundrum

The coming gas conundrum

Our stocks of domestic gas are dwindling and we are relying more and more on imported gas to fire our ... Updated Sep 21, 2017 09:10am
Fighting with investors

Fighting with investors

The Reko Diq story is significant because it shows what happens when long-term projects are taken up with ... Updated Sep 14, 2017 09:45am
The wall of BRICS

The wall of BRICS

What does proscription actually mean in Pakistan when the same members of the group in question need only... Updated Sep 07, 2017 10:39am
Banks in the noose

Banks in the noose

Strategic deficiencies are going to make it increasingly difficult for Pakistani banks to interact with the outside... Updated Aug 31, 2017 07:53am
The diminished Mr Dar

The diminished Mr Dar

Economic management is passing out of Ishaq Dar’s hands into those of the new prime minister. Updated Aug 17, 2017 10:40am
Principles vs pragmatism

Principles vs pragmatism

Never underestimate the paradoxes of democratic politics. Never underestimate how large this field really is. Published Aug 10, 2017 02:05am
Advancing CPEC by stealth

Advancing CPEC by stealth

The corridor is only minimally about transit trade. The power plants, too, are little more than ‘early harvest projects’ Updated Jul 20, 2017 07:52am
The Dar-shaped curve

The Dar-shaped curve

The rupee is being artificially propped up at its present level, and what happened last Wednesday was a ... Updated Jul 21, 2017 09:20am
Sliding rupee

Sliding rupee

As the rupee slid slightly in the morning, treasurers were expecting their phone to ring, and when it didn’t, they grew Updated Jul 06, 2017 04:25pm
Plundering the poor

Plundering the poor

If you’re not born into wealth, and you are not willing to break the law or operate a racket, your path to a secure Updated Jun 30, 2017 05:36pm
Emergency in the power sector

Emergency in the power sector

The full cost of the power sector will be recovered from those who are faithfully paying their bills. Published Jun 22, 2017 03:49am
Deficits and reserves

Deficits and reserves

The real trade deficit is likely to be higher than what is currently being reported Published Jun 15, 2017 04:43am