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Humayun Akhtar Khan
Humayun Akhtar Khan

  • December 23, 2019

    Is Pakistan ready for economic growth?

    Our knowledge of history, economics, and much more owes a lot to the works of Ibn Khaldun. With his usual keen eye, he said that “Government is an...

  • December 14, 2019

    Prioritising economic growth

    Is more debt a cure for high-debt economies? That is the conundrum faced by most distressed economies.In recent years, Argentina and Greece have...

  • December 07, 2019

    Out of the IMF loop

    Past governments have claimed that Pakistan will soon become an ‘Asian Tiger’ or that CPEC is the game changer we were waiting for. Yet, the...

  • May 22, 2019

    Ensuring performance

    This is the second of two columns on the subject of improving government performance. In the first column , I discussed why we must improve...

  • May 12, 2019

    Growth under the IMF

    In his recent bestseller, 'Factfulness', the late Hans Rosling shows us how much better the world is now than it was before. Many welfare...

  • April 28, 2019

    Improving performance

    In the last few months, I have shared my views on a number of development topics. With so much expectation attached to a new government, it was an...

  • March 30, 2019

    Fixing our energy

    It seems that the warnings about the frailty of our energy supply are mostly true. And though successive governments have pledged to fix the sector,...