HEADLINES

NA proposes blocking identity cards of tax defaulters

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly on Tuesday, has proposed blocking of national identity cards of tax defaulters and an article...

CM Sindh orders action against tax dodgers

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, has said in a meeting on agriculture income tax that a majority of big businesses in the...

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S*th–The Four Letter S-word In Corporate Pakistan

We would like to state at the outset that we do not condone the worst attributes of seth culture in companies. Treating employees like chattel. Ignoring human capital investment. Paying low salaries. Not paying...

Profit explains: Why is Pakistan moving towards coal as its main energy source while...

Coal, gas, and oil are among the top fossil fuels used globally for generating electricity and meeting energy demands. Coal fired plants use different kinds of machinery that convert heat energy produced from combustion...

How to save Rs 450,000 annually

Mehwish Nadeem, a 35-year old housewife and home-based fashion designer, has recently found the ultimate way to save bucks on outings, dine-outs and parties. So far she has saved up to Rs5,000-Rs6,000 on her...

Coming to Pakistan

In a dynamic smartphone market where it is hard to keep track after having attained success in the international smartphone market, Lenovo is eying to secure a place among the top five handset producers...

OLX : Simple Easy Fast

Two years ago in 2015, Nida and Danish – who were a newly married couple at the time – were looking for a place to rent in Islamabad where Danish works as a banker....

Piracy: A bane for booksellers and writers alike

A ground plus two storey British era building once a hot destination for elites of the country now lies dilapidated and books are getting dusty on the ground floor as you take the steps...

Who’s fault is it anyway?

The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice. – Brian Herbert. In Pakistan, we usually hear sentiments that will translate Herbert’s quote...

Dhaba’s for all

Just as he finished an interview at Chai Shai, a tea shop on the main Sea View Road, Mustafa Kamal encountered a group of young boys, a couple with their toddler, and two middle-aged...

OPINION

Daraz.pk : Let it live or let it die?

Rumour has it that Alibaba wants to buy Daraz.pk from Rocket Internet for $150 million (approx Rs 1500 crores). If the transaction goes through,...

EDITORIAL

Seth-ification ahoy!

Received wisdom told us that, given enough time, sophistication and exposure to best modern practices, family-run firms would transform into professionally run companies, with...

Taking the fight to the big boys

In this issue we narrate the interesting times in Pakistan’s digital ad industry through a case study on one of its leading players, Bramerz....
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S*th–The Four Letter S-word In Corporate Pakistan

We would like to state at the outset that we do not condone the worst attributes of seth culture in companies. Treating employees like...

Uber, Careem drivers making more than bankers’ average salary

Employment opportunities broaden as Uber, Careem expand footprint in Karachi Forget long, tedious nine-to-five jobs; driving a cab is the new darling for unemployed youth...

Profit explains: Why is Pakistan moving towards coal as its main energy source while...

Coal, gas, and oil are among the top fossil fuels used globally for generating electricity and meeting energy demands. Coal fired plants use different...

Too little, too late

Classified ads were providing a fairly substantial and a steadily growing revenue stream to Pakistan's two leading newspapers, Jang and Dawn. Other newspaper groups,...

Post-Panama verdict: Market likely to breach 50,000 points mark again, analysts

After the much anticipated Panama Case verdict was announced on Thursday, the market jumped 1877 points to breach the 49,000 level which was last...

Finance Minister inaugurates Rs 40,000 premium prize bond

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has inaugurated the premium prize bond worth Rs 40,000 with features of monthly profit and prize of Rs 80 million...

Market witnesses highest ever points swing since IK’S Dharna called off on Nov 1,...

KSE-100 witnessed the most volatile session (hi/lo spread of 3.56pc) since Nov 1, 2016, with the index witnessing 1668 points intraday stock movement, primarily...

Power ministry allegedly responsible for power sector’s growing circular debt

    Power sector owes Rs 227.3b to PSO PSO maintains uninterrupted supplies to the power plants despite perpetual defaults of payments   The menace of circular...