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Humayun Akhtar Khan
Humayun Akhtar Khan

  • May 15, 2020

    What lies ahead

    There is an overload of talk about the pandemic but not too many answers or even the right questions being asked. The lifting of the lockdown was...

  • April 28, 2020

    Tackling Covid-19? - Part II

    Part one of this series dealt with health and welfare issues. Let’s now turn to the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.The economy was already...

  • April 27, 2020

    Tackling Covid-19?

    A crisis compels introspection. My hope is that the pandemic will force us to rethink the government's role in Pakistan, as an agent of change and...

  • April 11, 2020

    Covid-19: a threat and a wakeup call

    The virus is a test of how well states are run. It is not without reason that East Asia’s response is better than in other parts of the world. On...

  • April 10, 2020

    Covid-19: a threat and a wakeup call -Part I

    The pandemic has something to say to all of us. Its most clear message is that humans must change the way they live. UN Secretary General Guterres...

  • 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...