Asim Bashir Khan is a PhD scholar in the Department of Economics and Finance at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. Khan is an economist and has served the Government of Sindh on energy, investment, trade, public policy, and reforms. He focuses on federalism and fiscal reforms in Pakistan. His area of research and publications include public finance, federalism, trade, political economy, agriculture, poverty, inequality and social reforms. To his prominent authorship are ‘The Price of Nonconventional Security” published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC, USA-2016 and “Fiscal Federalism in Pakistan: Emerging Dynamics, Issues and Prospects” published in Issues in Pakistan’s Economy: A Political Economy Perspective, Oxford University Press, Karachi-2015.