Episode 86 – Return of Austerity and the IMF

Uzair talks to Khurram Husain, incoming editor at Profit, about the latest economic developments in Pakistan. The conversation focused on the current government’s economic vision, whether or not the COVID-19 stimulus was overdone, and the underlying causes behind inflation in the country.

Khurram also shared his thoughts on the State Bank’s change of decision making processes and his priorities at Profit.


2:00 What has gone wrong with the economy?

22:45 The opposing viewpoint to Khurram’s argument

33:43 Are global factors causing rising inflation in Pakistan?

39:55 Conflicting economic arguments muddying the waters

51:15 Impact of change of the SBP’s decision-making approach

57:08 Upcoming priorities at Profit Magazine