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Hussain H Zaidi

The writer is a graduate from a western European university

  • June 28, 2019

    Sugar is forever

    Pakistan is an economy where cartels rule the roost. These cartels collude to set prices by supplying the market short. As the price goes up, the...

  • June 23, 2019

    Budget for an economy in stagflation

    There’s a strong sense of deja vu as one goes through the Economic Survey of Pakistan for the outgoing financial year and budgetary proposals for...

  • June 20, 2019

    The only way forward

    What is the likely outcome of any offer by Pakistan of a resumption of the Pak-India dialogue? The answer this largely depends on where you are...

  • June 08, 2019

    The will and the intellect

    The visible contrast between Imran Khan’s iconoclastic stance on the economy and governance before the 2018 elections and his run-of-the-mill...

  • June 01, 2019

    A Faustian bargain

    Faust is the protagonist of arguably the most famous legend in Western literature. The legend tells the story of a scholar who sells his soul to...

  • May 27, 2019

    When the giants fight, the world suffers

    It always appeared to be an uneasy truce between the globe’s two largest economies, trading nations and trade partners. It was on the cards that...

  • May 20, 2019

    The best and worst of times

    Prime Minister Imran Khan’s advice to the nation to grin and bear the hard times until the economy begins to look up is at once heart-warming and...