Who removed Pakistan Finance Minister Asad Umar and why? What was expected of him? Did he fail to deliver it? What Are the qualifications of Dr. Hafeez Shaikh who has been picked to replace Asad Umar? Is he better suited to deliver a deal with IMF and other international financial institutions?
What are Pakistan’s biggest economic issues now? Budget deficits? Trade deficits? Current account imbalances? Lack of exports? Lack of domestic savings and investments? Low FDI? What must the new economic team do to address short term and long term problems with Pakistan’s economy that are forcing the nation to seek 13th IMF bailout in last 40 years?
ALKS host Faraz Darvesh discusses these questions with Misbah Azam and Riaz Haq (www.riazhaq.com)
Economy, IMF, Pakistan, Twin Deficits, Exports, Trade, Budget, Savings, Investments, Finance Minister,