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Why Sheikh Imranul Haque’s imprisonment should terrify Corporate Pakistan

Sheikh Imranul Haque has been in jail for approximately one month and nobody in the government – not even the serious looking men charged...

What does Babar Ali want to do with IGI Holdings?

It is practically an axiom in the world of corporate strategy: if you consolidate several separate businesses under a single holding company, you are...

Beleaguered or privileged: The curious case of Pakistan’s Pharma Industry

The tale is an old one. Medicine is one of those things that all humans need, and that need is what has allowed it...

Inside the murky world of college counseling

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Will Imran Khan’s new local govt system be a game changer — not just for governance but also for the economy?

On May 1 this year, two pieces of legislation were bludgeoned through the Punjab Assembly that put out of commission a staggering 58,000 elected...

The multibillion rupee pension scam

Conventional wisdom dictates that automation, such as bank transfers for pensions and other government benefits, can help alleviate and might even solve the problem...

Ufone’s 4G delay: PTCL’s calculated risk or strategic blunder?

On the surface, it looks like a clear cut mistake: the state-owned Pakistan Telecommunications Company Ltd (PTCL) owns Ufone, which until just a few...

News in numbers: This might just be the most important chart you ever see, your life depends on it

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News in numbers: PSX is not for the faint hearted and get rich quick guys, or so you might think

This chart is a somewhat unorthodox one, but nonetheless reflect an important set of numbers. Each point on the line represents the average 10-year...

As interest rates rise, Pakistan’s auto industry expected to take a hit

The automobile industry in Pakistan has seen four stellar years of growth in production and sales. Now, however, as interest rates rise, the government...

Where some see a massive water shortage, others see commercial opportunity

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Two new venture capital funds target Pakistani startups. Is there enough deal flow?

If you are an entrepreneur or startup investor in Pakistan, the odds are very high that you have met Kalsoom Lakhani. She is the...

How Hum Networks rose to become one of the biggest names in Pakistani entertainment

For over a decade now, Hum TV has been one of the most watched entertainment television channels in Pakistan, consistently ranking at number one...

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