Simplifying the complex relationships between paisa, politics and the public

A podcast hosted by Uzair Younus and presented by Tabadlab


Episode 136 – Military Intervention, Politics, and the Birth of Bangladesh

In this episode, Uzair talks to Shuja Nawaz about 1971 and the events leading up to the birth of Bangladesh. Shuja talks about the political, military, and economic crisis in what was then East Pakistan, the missed opportunities to politically settle the issue, and...

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Episode 135 – Can Made in Pakistan Save the Country from Default?

In this episode, Uzair talks to Yousuf Farooq about his experience running a manufacturing business in Pakistan, why free markets are the need of the hour, and the effect of government interventions in creating distortions that ultimately harm companies like his. Yousuf is the...

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Episode 134 – Is Pakistan Going to Default?

In this episode, our regular guest Khurram Husain joins Uzair to talk about the state of Pakistan’s economy, the status of the IMF program, why the exchange rate is under pressure, and the fight between Dar and Miftah. Khurram is a business and economy...

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Episode 133- Karachi’s Water Crisis

In this episode, Uzair talks to Dr. Erum Haider about her research on Karachi’s water crisis. We talk about how people in the city get access to water, how this is a regressive system, and what are the political implications of this crisis. Dr....

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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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