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Shabbir H. Kazmi
Shabbir H. Kazmi
Shabbir H. Kazmi is an economic analyst from Pakistan. He has been writing for local and foreign publications for about quarter of a century. He maintains the blog ‘Geo Politics in South Asia and MENA’. He can be contacted at [email protected]


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Pakistan Petroleum Limited

Pakistan Petroleum Limited Posts 2016 Earnings

18 Jan 2017 in 1 , Business

Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has posted lower-than-expectated earnings for financial year 2015-16 (FY16), but has not disappointed shareholders. The company’s Board of Directors has approved the payment of final dividend of Rs3.50/share, in addition to…


Sunday textile market on the sidewalks of Karachi, Pakistan. Photo by Steve Evans, Wikimedia Commons.

Pakistan Textiles Sector Performance Far From Satisfactory – Analysis

01 Jan 2017 in 1 , Analysis , Business

In continuation of the previous month’s positive performance, Pakistan’s external trade showed improvement in November 2016 exports amounting to US$1.76 billion, exhibiting a reversal from the consistent monthly downward trend seen this year. The textiles…


The OPEC headquarters in Vienna. Photo by DALIBRI, Wikipedia Commons.

US Shale Producers To Gulp Saudi Market Share Of Oil – OpEd

27 Dec 2016 in 1 , Opinion

After OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, arrived at a consensus to contain oil production, I wrote that the real threat for Saudi Arabia was not Iran, but the US shale producers. Some of…


A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade takes off from Forward Operating Base Dahlke, Afghanistan, May 18, 2016. The 40th CAB sent soldiers, aircraft and equipment to the base in May to support the garrison’s mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Army. U.S. Apache helicopters have entered the fight in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters June 13. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ian M. Kummer

US Troops To Stay In Afghanistan, Forever – OpEd

26 Dec 2016 in 1 , Opinion

I started writing about geopolitics in South Asia and MENA about five years back. The objective was to share my views with global readers, particularly the Think Tanks operating in the US. Most of the…


Downtown Karachi, Pakistan. Photo by Asjad Jamshed, Wikipedia Commons.

Chinese Consortium Submits Highest Bid For 40 Percent Of Pakistan Stock Exchange – OpEd

24 Dec 2016 in 1 , Opinion

The consortium consisting of China Futures Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Pak-China Investment Company (PCIC) and Habib Bank (HBL) have reportedly submitted the highest bid of PkR28/share for the 40% strategic stake (321…


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