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Javed Hassan

Javed Hassan is a graduate of Imperial College London and an MBA from London Business School. He is an investment banker who has worked in London, Hong Kong, and Karachi. Twitter: @javedhassan.

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The arrest of former PM Abbasi for LNG deal, and the confidence of foreign investors

On Thursday, Pakistan’s anti-graft agency, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested the country’s former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on allegations of corruption in the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG), from Qatar. 

July 21, 2019

PTI tax policies: transformative or more of the same?

Campaign slogans and party manifestos may help win elections, but the rubber only hits the road when an elected government declares its first annual budget. Nothing demonstrates the leadership’s political will to implement its vision like the measures embedded in the finance bill.

July 14, 2019

PM Imran Khan: Subsuming his pride to serve the nation

As Imran Khan took the oath of office to become the prime minister of Pakistan on August 13, the specter of an impending economic implosion haunted the nation. 

December 26, 2018