SC restores taxes on cellular top-up

CJP says apex court will not intervene in public revenue and tax collection propositionsISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday ordered the restoration of all taxes on mobile phones top-up cards.While disposing of the suo motu case, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa...

‘Govt to present next budget by end of May’

Finance secretary says assets declaration scheme will be finalised by next week with amendments directed by Dr Hafeez ShaikhISLAMABAD: The government will be presenting...

Pakistan, South Korea sign framework arrangement worth $500m

Under the arrangement, South Korea will provide long-term concessional financing for the execution of various development projects in PakistanISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on...

Microsoft market cap touches $1tr, pulls above Apple

Microsoft Corp's market value vaulted above the $1 trillion mark for the first time in regular session trade on Thursday, pulling ahead of Apple...

Govt likely to propose Rs700bn for PSDP 2019-20

'During PML-N's tenure, the size of PSDP alarmingly swelled to 1,280 projects, which required about Rs5.9tr to complete'ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government may...

The economics of Tableeghi Jamaat

Raiwind – a small city at the outskirts of Lahore – is home to one of the largest religious movements in South: the Tableeghi Jamaat. Every year, tens of thousands of devotees descend on...

Why people don’t invest in PSX, and why you should

I will start this piece by quoting two people who are considered authorities on investments. The first is a respected economist and Nobel laureate Paul Samuelson: “Investing should be more like watching paint dry...

Pakistanis are starting to spend more on healthcare. Siemens is counting on it

Walk into upscale restaurants in Pakistan and you will find menus that advertise offerings that conform to the “keto” diet. At some exclusive gyms, membership fees now runs in excess of Rs10,000 per month....

Are an active NAB and FBR in Pakistan’s best economic interest?

On March 15, former intelligence officer and defence analyst Asad Munir, a retired brigadier in the Pakistan Army, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan. Munir’s suicide unveiled a gutting reality about...

What on earth happened to TCS & can Saira Awan fix it?

The pace of change can sometimes overtake even the best companies, including those that have achieved the coveted “verb status”. In most of urban Pakistan, when people want to say “send it by courier”...

Lobbying and philanthropy: how Pakistan’s largest businesses seek structural reform

It is no secret that the economy of Pakistan needs structural reforms in order to begin functioning adequately. And while many look to the government to fix most of Pakistan’s economic challenges, there are...

This 18-year-old wants to put your own personal safety in the palm of your...

What would you do if you are walking down the street and saw a fight break out? For 18-year-old high school student Faizullah Arain, as he witnessed the fight on a street in Multan...

How D-Watson continues to survive the onslaught it faces from large supermarket chains

The pharmacy business in Pakistan is not easy these days. In days past, all one needed to do in order to do well was create a well-run organisation that was not cheating its customers...

The utilities must transform

If you live in Pakistan and have recently received your gas bill, I bet you are fuming (pun intended). Gas consumers have received their...

No, Prime Minister, the problem is you (Editorial)

The premiership of Imran Khan is what happens when the collective wisdom of upper middle class drawing rooms in Pakistan comes to life and...

Editor’s Note: Fuel price populism

There is absolutely no subject over which the Pakistani media collectively loses its mind over more than fuel prices. No matter how miniscule the...
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What on earth happened to TCS & can Saira Awan fix it?

The pace of change can sometimes overtake even the best companies, including those that have achieved the coveted “verb status”. In most of urban...

The economics of Tableeghi Jamaat

Raiwind – a small city at the outskirts of Lahore – is home to one of the largest religious movements in South: the Tableeghi...

No, Prime Minister, the problem is you (Editorial)

The premiership of Imran Khan is what happens when the collective wisdom of upper middle class drawing rooms in Pakistan comes to life and...

Why people don’t invest in PSX, and why you should

I will start this piece by quoting two people who are considered authorities on investments. The first is a respected economist and Nobel laureate...

The utilities must transform

If you live in Pakistan and have recently received your gas bill, I bet you are fuming (pun intended). Gas consumers have received their...

Current account deficit may shrink to $7bn in FY19: APTMA

The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Patron-in-Chief Gohar Ejaz has expressed hope that the current account deficit would be down to zero within...

Huawei launches ‘world’s first’ 5G communications hardware for autos

China’s Huawei Technologies launched on Monday what it said was the world’s first 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry, in a sign of...
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