Simplifying the complex relationships between paisa, politics and the public

A podcast hosted by Uzair Younus and presented by Tabadlab


Episode 104 – Combating the Pandemic with Data

The COVID-19 pandemic, a once-in-a-century event, caused widespread socioeconomic upheaval in the world. In Pakistan, there were fears that the country would descend into chaos, but the country was able to navigate this crisis without realizing the worst-case scenarios. Credit for this goes to...

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Episode 103 – State of the Startup Ecosystem

Uzair talks to Ambareen Baig about the state of Pakistan’s startup ecosystem based on the findings of Invest2Innovate’s recently released Pakistan Startup Ecosystem Report 2021. Ambareen Baig is a research professional well acquainted with the startup ecosystem in Pakistan. After starting out her career...

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Episode 102 – What’s Going On In Sri Lanka?

Uzair talks to Asanga Abeyagoonasekara about the ongoing political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka. Things have gone from bad to worse in the island nation, which is now suffering shortages of essential goods. Asanga explains how things spiralled out of control and the...

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Episode 101 – Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Uzair talks to Dr. Margarita Konaev about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, what prompted Putin to invade now, and the risks of urban warfare in the heart of Europe. Dr. Margarita Konaev is a Research Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET)...

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Uzair Younus

Uzair Younus is a manager at Dhamiri, a strategic innovation firm where he helps clients develop product-society fits and become a genuine force for progress. He also serves as Visiting Senior Policy Analyst for South Asia at the United States Institute of Peace. He was previously a director in the South Asia practice at Albright Stonebridge Group, advising clients on crisis management, market entry, and government relations engagement in the South Asian region.

Uzair frequently writes for Dawn and has been quoted in several publications including Bloomberg and CNBC.

He earned his M.A. in Law and Diplomacy with a concentration in Economic Policy and South Asia from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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