Customs Today: the fake news portal used to threaten global shipping companies in Pakistan

A group of toy importers has taken to planting untrue stories on a news website in a bid to blackmail major shipping companies into cooperating with their tax evasion scheme

Naya Pakistan Housing: pipe dream or bold vision?

Experts weigh in on the feasibility of the government’s target of building 5 million homes in the country over the next five years

Eighteen: How an Egyptian company is building a new $2 billion Islamabad suburb

Orascom’s real estate arm believes there is a large enough market for Pakistanis who want to live the suburban life around the nation’s capital

What is the PTI’s energy game plan?

How having a former hydrocarbon company CEO as finance minister will shape the government’s approach to Pakistan’s biggest economic challenge

On the budget, Asad Umar capitulates to the Q-Block babus

Asad Umar's lack of preparation on matters of taxation and finance have allowed the civil service to push for a rollback of necessary reforms

Govt’s tax collection can go through the roof

From an academic to leading Punjab’s digital revolution, PITB Chairman Umar Saif has overseen the largest land record digitisation in Pakistan in an effort to not just end corruption and land grabbing but in a bid to promote land as a liquid asset

How Pakistan dealt with the 2008 financial crisis

The country’s crisis was not directly tied to the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in the United States, but was indirectly hit by the global fallout of the US crash

What does China want from CPEC?

The history of China and the United States and how it explains what Beijing is doing pouring so much money into Pakistan

Pakistan: Of apples, cars, oil and IMF

While China is part of the story, it is not the pièce de résistance

Taking Pakistan higher on the World Bank ladder

In the realm of creating an environment for ease of doing business, Ms Fareena Mazhar is hoping that BoI would find an ally in the coming PTI government

Naya minister, meet purani ministry

The minister is already inheriting the purani ministry and if he fails to come up with a strategy for raising revenue, he will be the same as the purana minister himself

Pakistan, the next outsourcing hub?

With India and the Philippines ratcheting up the rates, will Pakistan be able to jump on the BPO bandwagon?

Fintechs: Goliaths of today, dinosaurs of tomorrow?

Innovation is not the done thing in Pakistan’s commercial banking and soon Pakistan’s financial services industry is expected to witness a David-and-Goliath contest of sorts, with Fintechs with negligible capital taking on commercial banks with billions, even trillions, in assets – and beat them

Padding up the cement tycoons’ coffers

With CCP timidly looking away, the APCMA is running a cartel, setting up production quotas and extracting rapacious rates from captive consumers

Insafian vs Nooni: The choice before the voters

How the major national parties stack up on matters of economic policy

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