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Economic Turmoil In Iran

Economic turmoil in Iran

The fall in the value of the Iranian rial from 24,000 to the dollar to 37,500 in two days’ trading last week was a dramatic reminder of the economic difficulties…

Navigating through political turmoil, uncertainty

The public at large has spoken, as independents backed by Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have emerged as the largest political group in the 2024 elections despite all the pre-poll…

‘Economic wars’ and national strength

The seventh annual edition of the ThinkFest literary event was held in Lahore this past weekend. Dr Yaqoob Bangash – whose day job as a historian makes him especially sensitive…

Economic stress

Since around September 2021, and especially since April last year, economic stress has come to Pakistan from a number of sources. First is political instability for many months now, which…

Economic sabotage?

Ishaq Dar eagerly misses no opportunity to shift the blame for Pakistan’s economic woes, despite the disasters surrounding his stewardship of the country’s beleaguered finances. It was in this spirit…

Pakistan: grave economic distress

On 26 January 2023 inanely shackling the dollar to what was nothing but wishful thinking ended and the interbank rate has been rising ever since - a policy decision in…