Episode 90 – How Politics will Dominate the Economy in 2022

Welcome to Season 3 of Pakistonomy.

2022 will be a year where politics will dominate the discourse, and rightfully so. In the first episode of this season Amber Rahim Shamsi helps us understand key things we all should keep an eye on, and how they will affect the economy moving forward.

Amber is Head of Communications at Tabadlab. She is also an award-winning multi-media journalist, with wide-ranging experience in television, radio, online and the print media. She is also an International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) and The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (ICFJ) fellow.

Reading Recommendations:

Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett

Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Rule of Fear by Ammar Ali Jan

Wolf Hall Trilogy by Hilary Mantel


0:00 Introduction

1:15 Key political themes for 2022

8:25 Role of judiciary ahead of elections

17:07 Are local election results a bellwether?

22:20 Why did JUI-F win in KPK?

24:20 TLP’s role in 2022

30:55 Is the opposition prepared to govern?

34:17 Likelihood of early elections

37:30 Why are the elites complaining?

44:45 Exogenous factors to look out for

48:00 Book recommendations