Dr. Hafiz A. Pasha

The writer, one of Pakistan’s most distinguished economists, is a Professor Emeritus at Beaconhouse National University and a former Federal Minister of Finance.

Changing Course?

The PTI government may have to undertake major policy changes to cope with an impending crisis

City of Blights

Still the beating heart of Pakistan, Karachi is in dire need of salvation

Getting on Track

Despite COVID-19, Pakistan’s economy is likely to pick up in 2021

Economy in Peril

Will political instability push Pakistan’s precarious finances to the edge of the precipice?


A General Dilemma

The military leadership once again stands as the deciding force. Whatever steps the military leadership takes or does not take from now, will have a direct bearing on the future of Pakistan — good or bad. The ball is in their court

July 2022

Open Magazine

Farewell My Friend

Mentor, friend, family and man of many parts, Khalid Hameed Farooqi’s demise leaves the world a sadder place

To talk or continue fighting with TTP?

Peace is always a preferred option, but it only works if enforced from a position of strength, with ample verifiable guarantees and monitoring mechanisms to ensure prevention of intrigues and resurgence of any evil