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Ishrat Husain

Capacity to reform

Capacity to reform

Public-sector institutions must be revitalised for the incoming government to fulfil its promises. Updated Aug 13, 2018 09:47am
Expectations & delivery gap

Expectations & delivery gap

The economy requires intensive care and can be resuscitated only by combined efforts. Updated Aug 06, 2018 09:55am
Economic policymaking

Economic policymaking

Top-down driven, whimsical and ad hoc policies have done much damage to the economy. Updated Jul 30, 2018 08:13am
Expat Pakistani talent

Expat Pakistani talent

There are few incentives for highly educated youth to return home and apply their expertise here. Published Jun 11, 2018 07:11am
A pragmatic foreign policy

A pragmatic foreign policy

Our relationships with our neighbours should be determined by economic interests rather than politics. Published Sep 30, 2017 06:01am
Chinese perceptions of CPEC

Chinese perceptions of CPEC

The Chinese have voiced concerns regarding negative CPEC talk, security and red tape. Updated Sep 12, 2017 11:16am
Tariffs, trade and taxation

Tariffs, trade and taxation

Convoluted policies have damaged the competitiveness of Pakistani exports. Published Jul 10, 2017 07:28am
A golden opportunity

A golden opportunity

CPEC provides a chance to improve our institutions of governance. Updated Jun 21, 2017 05:37pm
Policy imperatives for CPEC

Policy imperatives for CPEC

Six areas need careful consideration if we are to maximise CPEC’s benefits. Updated Jun 21, 2017 02:18pm
Financing burden of CPEC

Financing burden of CPEC

It is possible to prepare an estimate of the additional burden on our external payments’ capacity. Updated Jun 21, 2017 05:19pm
The economics of CPEC

The economics of CPEC

There are three types of reservations against CPEC. How can we address them? Updated Jun 21, 2017 02:27pm
Action at full speed

Action at full speed

There’s a disconnect between the country’s economic managers and ordinary citizens. Published Oct 18, 2016 04:45am
Reorienting Pak-US ties

Reorienting Pak-US ties

For Vision 2025 to succeed in producing a knowledge economy, Pakistan must invest more in STEM learning. Published Sep 06, 2016 12:59pm
‘Messy & hidden urbanisation’

‘Messy & hidden urbanisation’

Pakistan’s urban population can have serious transformational consequences on politics and governance. Published May 16, 2016 02:59am
Coordination failure

Coordination failure

The picture that emerges is that of a country in utter disarray — one without direction. Published Dec 22, 2015 01:43am