Shamshad Akhtar interview: Pakistan’s central bank head takes an optimistic view
Even given its tumultuous history, the past few months have been especially volatile in Pakistan, highlighted by the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. From a financial perspective, the country faces several problems, in particular rising inflation. Shamshad Akhtar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, tells Sudip Roy why, despite this, she is confident about the nation’s medium-term prospects.
"Pakistan has a tremendous amount of economic potential and has shown a tremendous amount of resilience over the past few years"
This year we’ve had an exceptionally high level of pressure on the fiscal side.