State of Pakistan
This blog is dedicated to those 60-70% people of Pakistan who survive on daily income of US$2 or less.
It is maintained by Farrukh Siddiqui (Editor) and welcomes contributions and posts from all those who care about Pakistan. Farrukh is a concerned Pakistani having his own business. He would like to acknowledge the following:
In 2007, Mr. Yousuf Nazar started his blog at www.yousufnazar.com and in 2011, he decided to convert into a broader forum and changed it to www.stateofpakistan.org and handed over to a group of social activists.
Yousuf Nazar is an independent consultant with extensive experience in investment management, strategic planning, credit, and corporate banking in the global markets. He is also the author of a book, ‘Balkanisation and Political Economy of Pakistan’, published (National News Agency, Karachi) in December 2011. He worked for Citigroup for 18 years and was the head of its highly profitable emerging markets public investments group when he left Citigroup London in December 2005.
Since 2006, he has written articles on political and economic issues. In an article published on October 1, 2007 in DAWN, he warned about the probable recession in the U.S. and its repercussions on the emerging markets. In another article published in July 2010, Mr. Nazar wrote about the possibility of a European default and another more painful and prolonged recession. He has been quoted by magazines such as TIME, Newsweek, Business Week, and think-tanks such as Carnegie Endowment and the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been interviewed by networks and agencies such as AAJ, AFP, AP, ARY, Bloomberg, CNBC, GEO, Al-Jazeera, and VOA.
Yousuf Nazar did his masters (with distinction) in international finance and economics from Canada’s largest business school at York University, is a CFA charter holder, and a former member of United Kingdom Society of Investment Professionals.