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Ali Khizar

Towards 'SAAF' SME-lending
Opinion

Towards 'SAAF' SME-lending

Pakistan has a very low rate of commercial bank financing to SMEs. The sector received some attention during 2003-08...
Published 05 Sep, 2021 04:26am
Afghan conundrum
Opinion

Afghan conundrum

The Taliban takeover following US troops’ withdrawal is realigning geostrategic positioning in the region. There...
Published 29 Aug, 2021 03:08am
The growing CAD
Opinion

The growing CAD

The debate over current account slippages is once again gaining traction in the mainstream media. Most commentators...
Published 22 Aug, 2021 04:09am
Hard choices
Opinion

Hard choices

President Biden inherited a bad deal which diminished his bargaining power over Afghanistan pullout. And now...
Published 15 Aug, 2021 04:47am
Don’t shoot the messenger
Opinion

Don’t shoot the messenger

Last week, the media was abuzz about SAPM on power and petroleum Tabish Gauhar’s letter that he addressed to his...
Updated 08 Aug, 2021 02:24pm
MPC: wait and see
Opinion

MPC: wait and see

There are clear signs of current account slippages. This comes in tandem with economic recovery in Pakistan. A ...
Published 25 Jul, 2021 05:20am
Casino economy?
Opinion

Casino economy?

Pakistan’s economy bounced back during FY21 after a lull of two years. The government is striving to have business...
Published 18 Jul, 2021 04:14am
The Hascol fiasco
Opinion

The Hascol fiasco

The Hascol fiasco appears to be a basket case of corporate malpractices. All players must take blame for collective...
Published 13 Jul, 2021 03:22am
Energy puzzle
Opinion

Energy puzzle

The macroeconomic focus is clearly transitioning to growth. To make it sustainable, the energy sector puzzle needs ...
Updated 09 May, 2021 10:47am