The great big Profit survey of the COVID-19 pandemic

For anyone who has lived in Karachi, particularly in the 1990s and late 2000s, the current scenes in Pakistan’s largest city are...

The Lahore High Court decision that could transform Pakistan’s mortgage market

On March 10, a five-member bench of the Lahore High Court issued a 103 page judgement on the issue of mortgaged property,...

UIPT in Punjab has just gone digital, but what did it take to get here?

The Pakistan Tehreek i Insaaf (PTI) government has had a few hallmark policies and talking points. As the anti-corruption party, from the...

Indus Motors: is the worst over for Toyota in Pakistan?

It is a well-established fact that 2019 was not kind to the automobile sector. Auto assemblers across Pakistan faced exorbitantly high production...

Can Naushaba Shahzad turn FWBL around before it is too late?

If you are a woman in Pakistan, and you have a bank account, congratulations! You are one of the lucky few. This...

In case you’re wondering, inflation is not good for consumer goods companies either

Pakistani consumer companies just cannot seem to get a break. It does not matter whether you are Nestle, Bata, or even Glaxo:...

As Thar power plants come online, Engro’s profits soar

There are no two ways about it: Engro had a great year in 2019. Revenue was up 32%, which is no mean...

Unity Foods: the former textile company that made a killing in edible oils

About three years ago, a company called Taha Spinning Mills had an epiphany. It took a good look at the crisis in...

Despite growing competition, Adamjee Insurance remains the dominant player

A fact: Adamjee Insurance is outperforming almost all of its peers, and with Pakistan’s insurance industry still in its nascent stages and...

After a lackluster first quarter, Hi-Tech Lubricants finally picks up

Hi-Tech Lubricants (HTL), which manufactures engine and machinery lubricants in Pakistan, finally managed to have a somewhat positive second quarter in fiscal...

Turnaround at AkzoNobel Pakistan in the making?

It has been a rough few years at AkzoNobel Pakistan, but there may finally be light at the end of the tunnel....

Transitioning to EV is the way to go. If we’ll do it is another question entirely

The current debate in the United States is whether or not they are going to be able to cut down carbon emissions...

Sehat Kahani: The tale of a well meaning social entrepreneur, doctor brides & questionable ethics

You can almost hear the sneers. The smiles are sadistic and self-assured because they know they sort of, kind of have a...

Sialkot prepares for take-off

Here is a fact you may not know: there are four cities in Pakistan from which you can catch a regular direct...

Faltering Fauji: why a lack of expansion will hurt the cement company in the long run

On the surface, Fauji Cement seems like a success story: in the generally bad spell the cement industry seems stuck in, Fauji...