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Financial Times: Pakistan army muscles in on Belt and Road project

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on Belt and Road Initiative in Pakistan. “The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (CPEC) is at the intersection of the new [cold] war between China and the…

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Financial Times: Pakistan seeks relief from China over Belt and Road

Dr Kamal Munir comments on Pakistan’s energy policy as the country is trying to trying to renegotiate Belt and Road repayments with China. “We’ve established a rent seeking racket, there is no competition in the sector, the returns are guaranteed…

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Dawn: To fix the economy, start with the power sector

Dr Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, shares his thoughts on the rising costs of power in Pakistan. “We can only hope the government is willing to go beyond accepting the cost structure of…

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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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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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