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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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Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDC)

Pakistan: OGDC Six-Month Profit Declines By 12 Percent

18 Feb 2017 in 1 , Business

Pakistan’s largest exploration and production (E&P) company, Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDC) has announced its half yearly (1HFY17) financial results. The Board of Directors also approved payment of one Rupee per share interim…


Offshore platform, Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Chad Teer, Wikimedia Commons.

US Oil Gulping Saudi Share – OpEd

05 Feb 2017 in 1 , Opinion

I am a novice and have hardly any competency to trade on the dynamics of oil trade, as it is a business controlled by seven sisters and the price is determined by super powers by…


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United States: Boon Or Bust After Trump – OpEd

22 Jan 2017 in 1 , Opinion

As a student of geopolitics in South Asia and MENA, I have repeatedly held the United States responsible for the turmoil in the region. I had even gone to the extent of saying that the…


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…


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