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Tuesday February 07, 2023
Ammar Habib Khan
Ammar Habib Khan

  • February 05, 2023

    Stuck in the middle

    Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you. These are lines from a seminal song by Stealers Wheel, from...

  • January 22, 2023

    Burning down the house

    A stitch in time saves nine. In the case of our economy, we do not like stitches. We deliberate whether a stitch is even required, or what if we...

  • January 08, 2023

    The worst is yet to come

    The incessant desire to control or fix prices has rarely ever yielded a positive outcome. The obsession to maintain an arbitrary exchange rate has...

  • December 25, 2022

    Energy for the future

    Pakistan has a perennial energy deficit, and that deficit keeps on growing. The growth in energy deficit is both a function of underinvestment in...

  • December 11, 2022

    Demonetizing for growth

    Currency in circulation makes up almost 20 per cent of Pakistan’s GDP, increasing from eight per cent, only about a decade back. Explosive growth...

  • November 27, 2022

    Throwing money at the problem

    The State Bank of Pakistan recently increased its policy rate by one per cent to 16 per cent, much to the dismay of many active, passive, and...

  • November 13, 2022

    A demographic liability

    Dozens of countries around the world have successfully improved the living standards and prosperity of their citizens by adopting one path or...

  • November 12, 2022

    [Analysis] Interest-free banking: Populism over policymaking

    Pakistan's total debt at the moment stands at Rs50 trillion, of which roughly Rs33 trillion is domestic debt denominated in Pak rupees, while the...

  • October 30, 2022

    Photocopy nation

    Rarely has a visit to a bank, or a government entity providing services been complete without having photocopies of identity, and other relevant...

  • October 16, 2022

    Plotistan and its discontents

    The country is obsessed with housing schemes. In a drive through any urban, or even semi-urban centre, one’s visual senses are overwhelmed by new...