LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday announced a Rs5 billion special relief package for affectees of the Hafeez Centre inferno. The announcement was made by the CM at the Lahore Chamber of...

FBR seals Jazz’s Islamabad office over non-payment of taxes

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday sealed an office of the Pakistan Mobile Communication Limited (PMCL) due to non-payment of income tax amounting to Rs25.3 billion. According...

CPEC investor China Three Gorges to list subsidiary on PSX

With the listing, the Chinese want to impress upon the world that they are ready to share benefits of their projects with people of countries they are investing in

Who will disrupt the Rs500 billion pharmaceutical industry?

It is one of the largest industries in Pakistan – and one of the most essential for the country – but there are many inefficiencies in the sector that make it ripe for disruption. But which segment of the supply chain is most vulnerable is an open question.

Security Leasing Company: coming out of bankruptcy?

The leasing company collapsed in the 2008 financial crisis, but has been consistently chipping away at restructuring their debts

Anver Majid has succeeded in getting a court to prevent him from being ousted as CEO… while he is still in jail

This story will never not be funny. And Profit will cover it blow by blow.

The economics of jalsas: what does it cost to hold a political rally?

As the PDM continues on its schedule of rallies and public shows of strength, a lot of money is going to be changing hands

Why Voluntary Pension Schemes are better than Provident or Gratuity funds

A personalised investing strategy – combined with employer benefits – is likely to be significantly better than the current structure of provident and gratuity funds

Opinion

A key policy success

It is our contention that – for all our complaining about corruption and incompetence – every administration in Pakistani history has been able to...

The rising economic power of Pakistani women

Two things are simultaneously true about Pakistan, both as a society and as an economy: it is heavily – and unjustifiably – male-dominated, and...

Startups need actions, not words

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on startups and the immense potential they bring to the economy. The government of Pakistan...

Why ban Tinder?

Banning Tinder changes nothing, except giving its ‘halal’ competitors an edge.

Our readers worry us

We hope the response on our story on the Naya Pakistan Certificates is not illustrative of Naya Pakistan itself

Creating second-class citizens

The biggest downside of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) obsession with Pakistani expatriates is that they have a tendency to bend over backwards to...

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Ravi Textile Mills to be acquired by steel mill owners

A potential takeover leaves Ravi’s staff stumped; unclear what direction the company will take next

EFG Hermes is accumulating shares in Kohinoor Industries

In two transactions, the Egyptian financial group (which owns a brokerage firm in Pakistan as well) has bought 12% of the company

Minority shareholders revolt at Merit Packaging

This company has not been doing well recently and the minority shareholders - who own about 17% of the company - want to know what is going on

Security Leasing Company: coming out of bankruptcy?

The leasing company collapsed in the 2008 financial crisis, but has been consistently chipping away at restructuring their debts

Anver Majid has succeeded in getting a court to prevent him from being ousted as CEO… while he is still in jail

This story will never not be funny. And Profit will cover it blow by blow.

Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank to acquire Samba

The largest bank by assets in Saudi Arabia is entering Pakistan. This is not the bank’s first brush with Pakistanis

Foodpanda Pakistan shortlists three agencies for media strategy development

The mobile food delivery marketplace will select the winning media agency on Monday

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