Episodes: Masonry

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Episode 199 – Imran Khan in Court | Illegal Wiretapping | Military v. Judiciary | Abdul Moiz Jaferii

In this episode, Uzair talks to Abdul Moiz Jaferii about the ongoing cases in Pakistan’s superior judiciary. We focused on the wiretapping case being heard by Justice Babar Sattar,...

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Episode 198 – More Taxes for Ordinary Citizens | Major Reforms Unlikely | IMF-Pak Talks | Ali Khizar

In this episode, Uzair talks to Ali Khizar about the upcoming budget and the ongoing conversations between the IMF and Pakistan. We focused on why this government will only...

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Episode 197 – Saudi Investment in Pakistan | Key Sectors | What Pakistan needs to do | Ali Farid Khwaja

In this episode, Uzair talks to Ali Farid Khwaja about the potential of Saudi investments into Pakistan. We talked about why things were moving slowly, sectors Saudi is interested...

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Episode 196 – Why did SBP not reduce rates? | Saudi investment in Pak | Budget and IMF | Khurram Husain

In this episode, Uzair talks to Khurram Husain about the latest decision by the central bank to keep rates unchanged. We talked about why the central bank has a...

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Episode 195 – How Stunting Hurts the Economy | Clean Water and Public Health | Dr. Ghazala Mansuri

Uzair talks to Dr. Ghazala Mansuri about Pakistan’s stunting crisis and its implications for the country’s future. We focused on key causes of stunting, the linkage with Pakistan’s water...

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Episode 194 – How to attract foreign investment in Pakistan | Role of overseas investors | M. Abdul Aleem

Uzair talks to M. Abdul Aleem about the role of foreign investment in Pakistan’s economy and the key reforms that foreign investors would like to see in the country....

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Episode 193 – Will Pakistan Have Political Stability? | Constitutional Rule and Economy | Zubair Umar

Uzair talks to Zubair Umar, former Governor of Sindh, about what is top of mind for him with regards to Pakistan’s political economy. We also talked about the prospects...

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Episode 192 – Why did Pakistan fall behind India and Bangladesh? | Economic Reforms | Dr. Ishrat Hussain

Uzair talks to Dr. Ishrat Hussain about his new book and its key findings. We focused on Dr. Hussain’s view of why Pakistan fell behind India and Bangladesh, why...

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Episode 191 – 6 Months of War on Gaza | Public Opinion in the West | Path Forward for Israel | Jasmine El-Gamal

This week’s episode focuses on the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza and its implications for the global world order. Uzair talks to Jasmine El-Gamal to get an assessment of...

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Episode 190 – Teach for Pakistan | Pakistan’s Education Crisis | Khadija Shahper Bakhtiar

Uzair talks to Khadija Shahper Bakhtiar about Teach for Pakistan and the organization’s mission and vision. The conversation also focuses on the fellowship program being run by the organization...

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Episode 189 – Indonesia’s Presidential Elections | Role of Social Media | Military’s Role | Mehu Sitepu

In this episode, Uzair talks to Mehu Sitepu about Indonesia’s recently held presidential elections and its outcomes. These elections had a lot of similarities with Pakistan, including the use...

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Episode 188 – Contesting 2024 Elections | Manipulation of Results | PTI’s Strategy | Taimur Malik

In this episode, Uzair talks to Taimur Malik about his political campaign in NA-148, where he competed as a PTI candidate against PPP’s former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani....

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