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Pakistan’s privatisation dilemma as it seeks IMF bailout

Reluctantly seeking an IMF bailout for its balance-of-payments crisis, Imran Khan’s nascent government in Pakistan has already devalued its currency, hiked utility rates and imposed new taxes in an effort to be “ready” for IMF reforms. As if these measures…

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The Conversation: Pakistan’s privatisation dilemma as it seeks IMF bailout

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about Pakistan’s privatisation dilemma as it seeks help from the International Monetary Fund. He says the government should heed the lessons from Pakistan’s “troubled history” of…

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Dawn: Creating a sovereign wealth fund

Pakistan may establish a sovereign wealth fund to manage its problematic state-owned enterprises, write Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Baljeet K. Grewal, Executive MBA alumna (EMBA 2011) at the School. The…

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Nawaz Sharif ousted in Pakistan: celebrate, but remember the bigger picture

Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, considers the wider political and economic consequences of Nawaz Sharif's resignation in a recent piece in The Conversation. In a landmark judgement, a five-member bench of the Supreme…

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The Conversation: Nawaz Sharif ousted in Pakistan: celebrate, but remember the bigger picture

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy and Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, looks into the wider political and economic consequences in Pakistan after the Prime Minister’s resignation. “The real questions are not who is caught up in the latest…

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India-Pakistan relations

Faculty member Kamal Munir speaks at the Hay Festival. Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, will appear on a panel concerning India-Pakistan relations at the prestigious Hay Festival on 23 May. The event…

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A natural industriousness?

To make an impact on policy, you need to get your hands dirty, as Dr Kamal Munir, author of Pakistan's industrial policy, explains. Having an impact on politics while remaining independent of it is a challenge for any academic interested…

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Want to avoid another Rana Plaza? Pay more for your clothes

On the anniversary of the collapse of Bangladeshi garment factory Rana Plaza, in which 1,129 people died, Dr Kamal Munir says the West needs to re-think its addiction to cheap clothing - and the East its attitude to regulation. In…

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Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Akhuwat: Banks took away what was beautiful about the microfinance movement

Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Executive Director and Founder of Pakistan's first and largest interest-free microfinance organisation, Akhuwat, says the 'beauty' of the whole microfinance movement disappeared as the banks moved in. Now the state should intervene with a code of…

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Business Recorder: British HC visits KSBL campus

H.E. Adam Thomson CMG, British High Commissioner to Pakistan and George Turkington, Head of Department for International Development along with senior officials of the British High Commission visited the Karachi School for Business & Leadership (KSBL) Campus ... The British…

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