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

Why packaging is not a ‘me too’ business

A complex industry with unique oddities and healthy growth

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

Is Open Skies really causing trouble for Pakistani airlines?

Domestic aviation industry experts insist that liberal aviation policies are hurting their competitiveness, but the truth is much more complicated

Can drip irrigation eradicate Pakistan’s water crisis and food insecurity?

To save water, the country needs to replace its age-old method of irrigating crops with improved yield and quality being tangible benefits

An eye for detail

Passion for the vintage stuff – from cars to guns – provides an opening to Junaid Ahmed to pioneer in lucrative car detailing business

Are stories of PIA’s turnaround true?

The new CEO is well-credentialed and well-meaning, but can he alone overcome the national carrier’s myriad challenges?

The return of Husain Lawai’s legal troubles

One of Pakistan’s leading bankers, Lawai’s career continues to be dogged by allegations of money laundering and illegal activities

Media Wars

Traditional news organisations are caught between many a devil and a deep blue sea: Fake news, social media, ever falling revenues combined making it an uphill task to keep their heads above water

Pakistan Textiles flourish despite the odds

Rendered uncompetitive owing to high utility prices, the Pakistan textile exports still make an appreciable surge

Pakistan, the next outsourcing hub?

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

Will outsourcing help solve Pakistan’s tax problem?

PML-N’s Miftah Ismail suggests the government can raise a lot more revenue if it outsources many of the FBR’s functions. But is it the panacea or would it create more problems than it solves?

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

Daehan: Korean or Vietnamese? Well, what’s in a nationality?

In an era of globalisation, where a company is from, and what country its brand name should be associated with is increasingly becoming a...

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Alipay set to commence services in Pakistan by end-2018

Back in March, Alibaba’s Ant Financial said it would invest $184.5million for a 45 percent stake in Telenor Microfinance Bank (TMB), a subsidiary of Telenor Group, to further develop TMB’s mobile payment and digital financial services

The fate of the Taseers

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