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Javed Hassan

Javed Hassan is an investment banker who has worked in London, Hong Kong, and Karachi. He tweets at @javedhassan.

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Attract foreign investment to ‘Make in Pakistan’ and sell to the world

Pakistan’s exports have remained range bound between $20-25 billion during the last decade. In the same period, South Asia’s total exports of goods and services increased by over 50 percent, Thailand’s by 45 percent, and Vietnam by four-fold. 

June 22, 2020

Pakistan must continue to strengthen reforms despite COVID-19

PTI came into power on the back of a transformative agenda that promised a combination of policy and administrative reforms in Pakistan with the objective of eliminating deeply embedded structural inefficiencies in both the public and private sectors. 

April 22, 2020

In this new economic crisis, what Pakistan should ask for

Unexpected and fiendish challenges haunt the world in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. To survive the unimaginable catastrophe that many lower income countries face will require unprecedented generosity combined with speed of action from developed countries and multilateral agencies.

March 31, 2020