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Khurram Husain

Towards crisis

Towards crisis

What is happening to Asad Umar now is similar to what happened to Hafeez Shaikh a year or so into his term. Updated Dec 06, 2018 10:02am
The 100-day song and dance

The 100-day song and dance

The first 100 days are indeed too soon to look for policy outcomes, but they are not too soon to look for policy. Updated Nov 29, 2018 07:48am
Blank on the IMF

Blank on the IMF

It’s hard to recall the last time talks began with the Fund while news of a large bailout package from a... Published Nov 15, 2018 06:09am
CPEC shifts gears

CPEC shifts gears

The visit to Beijing was a sobering moment for Imran Khan, whose body language appeared fidgety and nervous. Updated Nov 08, 2018 09:07am
Khan’s finest hour

Khan’s finest hour

Last night, Imran Khan took an unequivocal and strong line against religious bigotry and hatred. Updated Nov 01, 2018 09:39am
CPEC moves into agriculture

CPEC moves into agriculture

The biggest concern in the whole enterprise is not mentioned: what does it mean for Pakistan’s own food security? Updated Oct 25, 2018 08:15am
Adjustment and its discontents

Adjustment and its discontents

Every government faces a steep political price for undertaking economic adjustment, but each responds differently to it. Updated Oct 18, 2018 08:08am
The power of necessity

The power of necessity

The lesson is simple: be careful what you say today because you might have to eat your words tomorrow. Published Oct 11, 2018 07:15am

Pivotal week draws to fiery close

KARACHI: As the economic story of PTI unfolds, this week will stand out as a pivotal moment when the government... Updated Oct 07, 2018 08:50am
Between rhetoric and reality

Between rhetoric and reality

The real barbs will fly when the measures outlined in the finance act need to be supplemented further. Updated Oct 04, 2018 10:31am
Reforms and reformers

Reforms and reformers

For more than 10 years, we have seen these tactics being used. Few are more skilled at them than Wapda or its progeny. Updated Sep 27, 2018 07:43am
Stabilisation begins

Stabilisation begins

PTI is having a difficult time pulling itself together around a vision for reform or change. Updated Sep 20, 2018 01:16pm
Reckoning time

Reckoning time

Harnessing animal instincts for policy purposes is deadly stuff. Updated Sep 13, 2018 11:21am
The new Camelot

The new Camelot

It's too early for results, but high time we had visible indications of where the Camelot intends to steer the country. Updated Sep 06, 2018 09:45am
Between hope and hype

Between hope and hype

Give them a chance, say some. Fair enough. But how much time do they need to find their feet? Published Aug 30, 2018 06:58am
The big trade-off

The big trade-off

How do you suspend the rules? Successive governments have done this by placing pliant individuals in key leadership ... Published Aug 16, 2018 07:24am