Govt approves Rs290bn national emergency agriculture programme

Info minister says govt will refund Rs2.5bn that were charged additionally by the Sui gas consumers in the shape of inflated billsISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a five-hour long meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad on Tuesday to review the overall political,...

Thar coal plant starts electricity generation

EPTL tests and energizes the first unit of 330MW of the combined 660MW power plant – located in Thar Block IIKARACHI: It was a...

Thar coal plant starts electricity generation

EPTL tests and energizes the first unit of 330MW of the combined 660MW power plant – located in Thar Block IIKARACHI: It was a...

Experts call for tax reforms to achieve economic stability

ISLAMABAD: It is deplorable to note that even today; the industry of Pakistan bears 72pc of the tax burden, while 28pc burden was on the...

UK unemployment rate hits 44-year low

The British unemployment rate has struck a 44-year low, official data showed Tuesday, despite a broader economic slowdown as Brexit looms.The jobless rate —...

Why the Pakistan Banao Certificates are a bad investment

My first job out of college was at a brokerage firm in New York whose offices were just two blocks north of the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, the luxury hotel owned by Pakistan...

Careem brought with it a boom in auto lending for the banks. Then came...

Muhammad Irfan started his rental car business in 2015 with just one used car. Then came Careem and Uber and the boom in both ride-sharing and auto-lending, and soon Irfan was a busy man,...

Will stock broker Arif Habib defeat the Government of Pakistan in the battle for...

This is the story of a company you may never have heard of, but one that includes just about every ingredient of corporate drama that you can imagine. There are allegations of embezzlement, corruption,...

Karandaaz: the Gates-funded nonprofit seeking to bank the Pakistani unbanked

According to the World Bank, approximately two billion people do not use formal financial services and more than 50 per cent of adults in the poorest households are unbanked. Financial inclusion is a key...

Is the Pakistan Super League a viable business opportunity?

Perhaps it was fitting, perhaps it was ironic. The most expensive team in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) – the Multan Sultans – became the first team to be elbowed...

Why are Pakistanis less productive than the Chinese and even the Indians? And how...

In the year 2000, Pakistan’s labour productivity exceeded that of both China and India. A decade later, China had more than doubled its labour productivity and surpassed Pakistan in 2008, while India had caught...

Can Hamdard thrive in the era of the millennial consumer?

It is an ad that relies on contrasts: a product as traditionally Pakistani as Hamdard’s Rooh Afza being consumed by non-Pakistanis in New York’s Times Square, in front of a digital billboard on the...

Food delivery is the hardest challenge in logistics. That’s why this startup went into...

When it comes to food, Lahore has never held back. The streets of Anarkali, old Lahore, or the busy M.M. Alam Road and Liberty Market never see a dull moment. Jam-packed with the young...

Balance for better: Are women’s networks really needed?

Ideally, we’re all part of the human race. We all have equal possibilities in the world based on our abilities and desire. We all...

Editor’s Note: The clear (lack of) strategy

By now, it is abundantly clear that the Imran Khan Administration has no clear strategy for reviving the economy, let along introducing the badly...

Editor’s Note: Time to test the energy policy

Long before he ever became finance minister, Asad Umar had begun formulating what would eventually become the energy policy of the Imran Khan Administration....
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Monal restaurant’s owner becomes first entrepreneur to receive ‘Pride of Performance’ award

ISLAMABAD: Owner of Islamabad's Monal restaurant, Luqman Ali Afzal, became the first Pakistani to be awarded a Pride of Performance award for 'entrepreneurship', according to...

Will stock broker Arif Habib defeat the Government of Pakistan in the battle for...

This is the story of a company you may never have heard of, but one that includes just about every ingredient of corporate drama...

Pakistan military eyes key role developing giant copper and gold mine

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's military is taking a key role in the development of one of the world's biggest untapped copper and gold deposits, which is currently...

Why the Pakistan Banao Certificates are a bad investment

My first job out of college was at a brokerage firm in New York whose offices were just two blocks north of the Roosevelt...

Kinnow exports likely to touch 400,000 tonnes this season

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has exported around 350,000 tonnes of kinnow during the current season as compared to 335,000 tonnes during the previous season, registering an increase...

Mitsubishi keen to enhance investments in Pakistan, PM told

PM reiterates his commitment to creating a business-friendly environment for foreign investorsISLAMABAD: Kimihide Ando, the chief executive of Japan's largest trading company, Mitsubishi Corporation,...

Interloop raises Rs5.02bn through largest private sector IPO

General public will be offered shares on 21st and 22nd March at a price of Rs46.10 per shareInterloop Limited successfully raised Rs5.02 5...

‘Govt committed to making Pakistan a conducive market for investments’

Imran Khan lauds Chinese President Xi Jinping’s statement that China would never shut its doors on Pakistan Says govt’s core objective is to establish...
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