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Khurram Husain

Khan’s mettle

Khan’s mettle

The period of indecision and vacillation has to end and a period of decisive policy action has to begin. Updated Feb 14, 2019 09:23am
Tightening screws

Tightening screws

How did expenditure growth stay the same despite a sharp reduction in development expenditure in September mini budget? Updated Jan 31, 2019 08:22am
Beyond tweaks and turns

Beyond tweaks and turns

So long as the trade deficit remains in place Pakistan will never be able to afford economic growth. Updated Jan 24, 2019 08:24am
Moved by the numbers

Moved by the numbers

The fall in the trade numbers is once again coming in the midst of an epic contraction of the economy. Updated Jan 17, 2019 10:04am
Debating debt

Debating debt

This is not the only time basic numerical literacy is required before launching an analytical ship into unknown waters. Updated Jan 10, 2019 08:10am
Year of the fog

Year of the fog

The year will be remembered as the year Dar’s growth rates unravelled. Updated Jan 21, 2019 11:08pm
Here come the absurdities

Here come the absurdities

Are we now moving back to an era of high subsidies in order to promote growth? Updated Jan 03, 2019 02:57pm
Warning: learning curve ahead

Warning: learning curve ahead

JIT reports have been received with scepticism by courts but to lay people the schemes described are simple. Updated Dec 27, 2018 10:16am
Between FATF and the IMF

Between FATF and the IMF

The challenges will test the government’s ability to keep its feet anchored in reality. Updated Dec 23, 2018 02:31pm
BETTING AGAINST A TURNAROUND

BETTING AGAINST A TURNAROUND

Government claims notwithstanding, financial markets seem to lack confidence in a quick recovery. All you have to do is Published Dec 16, 2018 07:33am
CPEC on the pivot

CPEC on the pivot

The PTI government came to power promising to bring transparency to Pakistan’s dealings with China. Updated Dec 13, 2018 08:47am
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