Twitter spats and the six day work week

It’s always going to be a busy week when the recently erstwhile finance minister gets into a twitter spat with the incumbent and his successor. Of course, that was not the only thing on everyone’s minds as we returned to the six-day work week under Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif after Eid. Ariba Shahid brings you all this and more in this week’s social media roundup. 



While the world is moving towards a 4 day work week, Pakistan is moving towards a 6 day work week. You don’t need people to work longer, you need people to work smarter and efficiently. Besides, everyone knows Saturdays are fluff days at work where you only go to mark attendance (not for us at Profit though, we work more on Saturdays than the rest of the week). More importantly wouldn’t a 4 day work week save fuel?


It’s the same cycle. When you’re in opposition you pressure the government to keep prices stable. When you’re in government you can’t increase prices even though you have to because of all the political moves you’ve already made. Who pays? People like you and me. But for now, take that subsidized road trip before things go out of control.

Who would’ve thought Shukat Tarin would join Twitter and debate with the current finance minister? Wouldn’t it be cool to see them debate on live TV?


Bulls create a bull market. That’s it. That’s the statement. 


We’re not going to comment on Dr Reza Baqir’s performance here because we have more serious content pages for that. But this graphic design is like the brochure you get when you go to an amusement park. Too colorful. 


Speaking of former governor, Reza Baqir, we have to point out that his sass game is on point. Welcome to twitter Dr Baqir, looks like you’ll already fit in. 


Leave it to a glorified accountant to tell you that there is no such thing as the real effective exchange rate. It is very much REAL. 

In a world where it’s easier to invest in real estate, the only way to bring in more investors to capital markets is to give a level playing field.

Lowkey thinking of featuring a chart crime in our weekly social media roundup. Pakistan is filled with them. This is this week’s chart crime.


The obsession with a fixed exchange rate or an over valued one is absurd. The same way obsession Over fuel prices is absurd.


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Ariba Shahid
Ariba Shahid
The author is a business journalist at Profit. She can be reached at [email protected] or at

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