Episode Three: Travels – Pakistan: The Miracle Kid

Published on
April 24th, 2017
60 minutes

Episode Three: Travels – Pakistan: The Miracle Kid

Travels with Jawad ·
Featuring Jawad Mian

Published on: April 24th, 2017 • Duration: 60 minutes

Jawad Mian from Stray Reflections takes Episode Three of the globetrotting Travels Series to Pakistan, which had one of the best performing stock markets in the past 15 years, despite the tumultuous political crisis and terror. With valuations still low, Jawad draws on the insight of local experts, Maheen Rahman, Dr. Amjad Waheed and Mosharraf Zaidi, to assess future opportunities for ‘The Miracle Kid’. Filmed in Karachi and Islamabad on March 15 & 24, 2017.


  • BP
    Benton P.
    22 November 2017 @ 01:07
    https://www.dawn.com/news/1340447 In the reclassification, it's interesting how the outflows from the frontier market funds were actually greater than inflows from the emerging market funds.
  • YJ
    Yaokai J.
    5 June 2017 @ 10:08
    So much virtual signaling... All the talk about "diversity"... Look at the prosperous countries, they all have a DOMINATE country / people during their ascendance.
  • p5
    peel 5.
    6 May 2017 @ 20:03
    Should have done this in India. India has huge growth potential whereas Pakistan has not developed and will have hard time developing given its situation
  • TS
    Tim S.
    5 May 2017 @ 04:56
    Another great episode. Thank you, Jawad for allowing me to experience the broader global perspective through your eyes. Truly a gift. :-)
  • RP
    Raoul P. | Founder
    24 April 2017 @ 17:47
    Fabulous job Jawad. Really sets the benchmark for RV.
    • UB
      USMAN B.
      2 May 2017 @ 17:18
      I second that.........Bravo Jawad!
  • AH
    Ahmed H.
    30 April 2017 @ 12:01
    Pakistan is one of the key areas in OBOR. At last it gets featured on RV.
  • AH
    Ahmed H.
    30 April 2017 @ 12:01
    Pakistan is one of the key areas in OBOR. At last it gets featured on RV.
  • KH
    Kanwal H.
    30 April 2017 @ 04:34
    how does Pakistan's abominably low literacy rate fit into the equation? Yes we talk about the favorable demographics and the nation's "resilience", but can the valuations really re-rate in a sustainable way with low quality human capital?
  • SC
    Sajad C.
    25 April 2017 @ 20:17
    The travel series is a great watch. Really opens the mind on areas often overlooked. Pakistan only started life in 1947 but on the ground the country has Chinese and a lot of overseas investment.
  • SV
    Stefan V.
    25 April 2017 @ 20:14
    Outstanding work, Jawad, thank you. I particularly appreciated your little moment of perspective shift reminding us that leading a richer life may not have all that much to do with money.
  • AD
    Aaron D.
    24 April 2017 @ 18:41
    @ TL. IG will give you access to PAK and XBAK.L
    • ww
      will w.
      25 April 2017 @ 02:20
      Please elucidate to us less-informed viewers what 'IG' stands for - and better yet, some contact info. Note that RV no longer has a significant character limit for comments... Thanks.
    • AD
      Aaron D.
      25 April 2017 @ 08:44
      "IG" or "IG Group" is a UK based stock broker. Website: www.ig.com. IG actually stands for Investors Gold but is better known as just IG. (XBAK.L) and (PAK) are the tickers of ETFs by Deutsche Bank Asset Management and Global X Funds respectively. These ETFs will give you exposure to Pakistan's equity market. Google them and you will find the fact sheets for these ETFs. I hope this helps.
    • TM
      The-First-James M.
      25 April 2017 @ 15:19
      Please note that XBAK.L tracks via synthetic rather than physical replication. Also falls under Deutsch Bank's umbrella. Despite being UK-based, I would only consider PAK when it comes to the two of them.
  • SD
    Stephen D. | Contributor
    25 April 2017 @ 05:05
    hmmm. "we're running out of reasons why Pakistan trades at a discount to India and Vietnam" The only story I can find on Pakistan today, April 25th is of a journalism student at the Mardan Unibersity beaten and killed for blasphemy by his fellow students. As his father, Iqbal Khan lamented “Universities are places of learning and knowledge,” Iqbal said. “If such incidents are taking place there, what can we expect from the rest of society?”
    • PG
      Philip G.
      25 April 2017 @ 11:16
      And yet the US trades at such a premium to the rest of the world. Do school shootings perpetrated by students not happen there?
  • TL
    T L.
    24 April 2017 @ 18:39
    Can get quite windy... seriously, how to trade Pakistan? Which broker etc?
    • VK
      Viresh K.
      25 April 2017 @ 10:20
      $PAK is the easiest way!
  • MM
    Mark M.
    25 April 2017 @ 08:46
    From observing the people around Jawad's journey, I see a grit amongst them due to circumstance. This combined with a build up of pressure, waiting for release towards a better life and opportunity.
  • PD
    Peter D.
    25 April 2017 @ 00:19
    Fantastic Jawal. Where RV really adds value is when it provides views that one can't find elsewhere. I'd have never thought about Pakistan before watching this piece. Next Stop: Iran?
  • MM
    Michael M.
    24 April 2017 @ 21:45
    At 1810 is this guy seriously saying that not 'electing trump' and not'voting ourselves out of brexit' somehow put pakistan ahead of the countries that did do these things? It truly amazes me again and again how the wealthy really do live in a little bubble all of their own making. Shocking, really.
    • MM
      Michael M.
      24 April 2017 @ 21:56
      More pablum - you cannot be a pluralistic society without destroying your identity, as every western nation has amply shown.
  • KO
    K O.
    24 April 2017 @ 21:30
    How did you guys get Francis Ford Coppola out of retirement?
  • AD
    Aaron D.
    24 April 2017 @ 18:39
    This is an example of the quality of Real Vision. Fantastic!
  • PB
    Pieter B.
    24 April 2017 @ 17:54
    Fantastic production! Highly entertaining and informative. Thanks a lot
  • HA
    Hammad A.
    24 April 2017 @ 17:50
    It is amazing to hear the story of resilience of Pakistan despite all the upheavals. The market has generated exceptional equity returns and it would be interesting to see more coverage on the micro level opportunities and actionable ideas.
  • PM
    Patrick M.
    24 April 2017 @ 16:55
    I sure do enjoy the travel series.