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LONDON: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been downgraded to a one-star from six-star airline by AirlineRatings.com after the recent revelation of 150 fake pilot licences. The European Union (EU) has now banned the airline from...

ECC approves Rs29.7bn cash transfers for 3.72m applicants under Ehsas

--In order to maintain buffer stock of fertilisers, ECC approves gas supply to Agritech and Fatima Fertiliser at subsidised rates --OGRA asked to review Rs73.84bn RLNG revenue shortfall worked out...

China to install phytosanitary facilities, build agriculture institutes in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: China will help Pakistan install phytosanitary facilities to boost the country’s fruit export, besides building vocational and technical agriculture institutions for training farmers and general public. The decision to...

Covid finally got Pakistanis to spend on fashion online… but businesses were caught off-guard

After the pandemic-induced lockdown, apparel businesses that depended on brick and mortar locations as a footfall and revenue source had to make a decision: adapt or die? Most chose to shift online, with serious teething problems in the transition.

As private hospitals rake it in, should the government use its pandemic powers, or simply let the free-market be?

Covid-19 patients and their families complain of extraordinarily high bills and lack of transparency on pricing

The retail supply chain is begging for a disruptor. Can these tech startups be just that?

New entrants Bazaar, Tajir, and Jugnu all seek to empower the retailer to make more efficient choices, but will they be able to create a scalable service?

What the SECP’s new NBFC regulations mean for the industry

The regulator is seeking to add more teeth to the enforcement mechanism both for companies that offer consumers investment and insurance options as well as consumer access to credit.

The promising life and tragic death of Inov8

Founders of Pakistan’s most valuable fintech, Bashir and Hasnain Sheikh squandered potential that they had for years, all the while trying to ‘fake it till you make it’. This is their story: a business tragedy in five parts, and the hamartia is hubris

Opinion

Privatisation is not a revenue generator

Here is how the federal finance ministry thinks about privatisation: the government will sell assets in absolute desperation when it needs to raise large...

10 focus areas for Pakistan’s economic prosperity

In order to build long-term competitiveness and prosperity in the Pakistani economy, here are some things that merit the government’s attention

If you’re not paying for journalism, you’re paying to not have journalism

Quality is the staple product of this stapled product. Or so we think. As do you, if reader feedback is to be believed. This leads...

Name’s matter, even in the stock market

"Whats in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" - Romeo & Juliet  Shakespeare was wrong....

The time for quick fixes at PIA is over

There is much about the crash of Flight PK-8308 that we do not know, including the precise cause of the crash. But there is...

Headlines

Vehicle used in PSX attack spotted in TV drama

The car which the terrorists used to get to the PSX was seen in an episode of a TV drama aired on a private entertainment channel Wednesday last

MoST in hot waters over recruitment of PHA officials

Ministry re-advertises various administrative posts of PHA despite shortlisting candidates for same posts through an earlier advertisement

CPEC to be completed at all costs, reiterates PM

Imran says project dividends to be extended to every Pakistani

Features

As private hospitals rake it in, should the government use its pandemic powers, or simply let the free-market be?

Covid-19 patients and their families complain of extraordinarily high bills and lack of transparency on pricing

The retail supply chain is begging for a disruptor. Can these tech startups be just that?

New entrants Bazaar, Tajir, and Jugnu all seek to empower the retailer to make more efficient choices, but will they be able to create a scalable service?

What the SECP’s new NBFC regulations mean for the industry

The regulator is seeking to add more teeth to the enforcement mechanism both for companies that offer consumers investment and insurance options as well as consumer access to credit.

Daimler seeks to sell French factory in production overhaul

The move comes as the auto industry faces overcapacity and plunging demand for new cars in Europe

National

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