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Episode 131- The Global Economic Outlook

In this episode, Uzair talks to Marcello Estevão, who is the Global Director of the World Bank Group’s Macroeconomics,...

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Episode 130 – Digital Media Freedoms in Pakistan

The brutal murder of Arshad Sharif in Kenya has once again raised questins about free expression in Pakistan. While...

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Episode 129 – Are Pakistan’s Nukes Safe?

The recent comments by US President Joe Biden set off a short-lived firestorm in Pakistan, while also bringing front...

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Episode 128 – Why Are Iranians Protesting?

Iran has been rocked by protests, which are currently in their fourth week. Nearly 200 people have died and...

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Episode 127 – The Return of Ishaq Dar

We are back after a brief hiatus and in this episode, Uzair talks to Khurram Husain about the return...

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Episode 126 – Floods, Governance, and Climate Change

Over 33 million people have been affected in the 2022 floods in Pakistan. The total estimated financial cost of...

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Episode 125 – Innovation & Speculation in Crypto

The speculative bubble around crypto and Web3 has popped, but the innovation in this sector continues. In this episode,...

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Episode 124 – Floods Wreak Havoc in Balochistan

Pakistan is underwater and its largest province in terms of land mass has been the hardest hit. In this...

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Episode 123 – Why is the Rupee so Volatile?

In this Urdu discussion, Uzair talks to Dr. Sajid Amin Javed about why the Pakistani rupee has been so...

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Episode 122 – Unlocking Capital Access for Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of any economy. When they thrive, the economy grows, opportunity and jobs are created,...

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Episode 121 – Rupee’s Decline and Risks of Default in Pakistan

Where is the rupee headed? Will Pakistan default? In this episode, Uzair talks to Shahrukh Wani about the ongoing...

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Episode 120 – Politics Continues to Dominate the Economy

The first episode of this year, way back in January 2022, discussed how politics will dominate the economy for...

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