Tuesday March 21, 2023
Mosharraf Zaidi
Mosharraf Zaidi

  • March 21, 2023

    Shaken and stirred by Imran Khan

    Three things have happened in the last ten days that have put Pakistan even more firmly on a default trajectory than it was on before.First, China...

  • March 14, 2023

    Bad things that have happened before

    Pakistan is in the midst of a polycrisis, and there are no signs that the elite – bureaucratic, military, civilian, business, or religious –...

  • March 07, 2023

    Adding $80 billion to the GDP

    Can you name the country where women have the smallest share of senior, managerial and legislative roles? Can you name the country that has one of...

  • February 28, 2023

    Economic dystopia incentivized

    Can you guess what country has the world’s worst financial inclusion statistics? It is Pakistan. With 115 million unbanked adults , Pakistan has...

  • February 14, 2023

    A conspiracy of incompetence

    Every country on the planet is suffering from populism. It is a cancer that metastasizes because of the failure of neoliberalism, because of the...

  • January 31, 2023

    Another economic disas-Dar

    The Sharifs of London have miscalculated badly, but the costs of the miscalculation and the disas-Dar being unleashed on the economy are not going...

  • January 24, 2023

    India’s coming of age

    In 1999, when General Musharraf sprung the Kargil misadventure on the Pakistani people, India had a GDP of just over $450 billion. To contextualize...

  • January 17, 2023

    Time for an election

    The polycrisis in Pakistan rages on. Urgent questions agitate the condition of the Pakistani. A sovereign default may not be imminent, but an...

  • January 10, 2023

    How Pakistan wasted Guterres and Geneva

    Yesterday, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, along with the United Nations, co-hosted a conference on the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the...

  • January 03, 2023

    Beyond 2023: exiting polycrisis

    It is not going to be easy to put the polycrisis of 2022 behind us. The grieving mothers of the dozens of soldiers that were martyred across the...