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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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Episode 119 – Is This The End of Pakistan’s Startup Boom?

There has been a flurry of negative news regarding Pakistan’s startup ecosystem, with the collapse of Airlift being the...

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Episode 118 – Thar Coal and Pakistan’s Energy Security

Energy security has been a pipe-dream for Pakistan, with the country facing numerous economic and energy crises over its...

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Episode 117 – Private Sector Credit, Growth, & Lazy Banking

Namoos Zaheer is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist and leads the World Bank’s financial sector development initiatives in Pakistan....

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Episode 116 – Reforming Higher Education | A Conversation with Dr. Tariq Banuri

Pakistan’s higher education sector has been in a state of flux for a long time. From regular cuts to...

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Episode 115 – Building a Constituency for Reforms: A Conversation with Dr. Ahsan Iqbal

Over the course of this podcast, we have had dozens of conversations on the need to reform the economy....

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Episode 114 – Political Parties and Violence

Political violence has been a major issue facing Pakistan’s flawed and floundering democracy for decades. From Karachi to South...

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Episode 113 – The Climate and Food Crisis

A record-breaking heatwave has been wreaking havoc across the subcontinent, impact the wheat and mange harvest, setting fire to...

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