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SouthAsiaSourceFeb 28, 2022
Experts react: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan cuts fuel and electricity prices
By Atlantic Council Experts
On February 28, 2022, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that his government would cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs. 10 per liter and electricity prices by Rs. 5 per unit. Here's how Atlantic Council and other experts are reacting to the prime minister's decision and its implications for Pakistan's political economy.
Dr. Ali Hasanain is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). His research focuses primarily on how public service delivery can be improved through reform initiatives, particularly through technological progress and improvements in the media. He also studies how information and communication technologies (ICT) can improve market functioning. Hasanain’s research has been featured in The Guardian, Economist, Huffington Post, various World Bank blogs, VoxEU, VoxDev, Herald, Friday Times, Dawn, and other media outlet. He previously served as the Director at LUMS for the World Bank Pakistan At One Hundred Initiative. From 2014 to 2016, he was a Global Leaders Fellow at Oxford and Princeton universities.