In religious tourism, it’s strictly business. Now the govt wants to regulate it like one

For decades there has been no policy managing the religious tourism to Iran, Iraq, and Syria, allowing tour operators to work with impunity. The government finally wants to regulate it.

As temperatures soar, so do Pak Elektron’s profits

The maker of the PEL brand of white goods witnesses a recovery in its appliances business, and better than expected power sales

Yunus Brothers’ diversification strategy begins to pay dividends

The conglomerate that owns Lucky Cement, Kia Lucky Motors, and ICI Pakistan is set to take advantage of positive tailwinds in the cement, auto, and pharmaceutical industries

ByteDance pulls TikTok representation from InMobi in Pakistan

Effective immediately, ByteDance has asked InMobi to pause all B2B selling for TikTok in Pakistan, leaving advertisers stranded after finally getting approvals to do so.

Will the post office be able to improve financial inclusion in Pakistan?

The central bank thinks the country’s largest post provider has the potential to do so much good. If only it could figure out how to handle simple alliances

Design thinking has come to Corporate Pakistan. What does that mean?

A management problem solving framework that has been developed out of industrial engineering, design thinking promises to help companies address their customers – and management’s – root problems rather than just symptoms. But does it work? And will Pakistani companies learn how to use it?

Sorry, JazzCash & Easypaisa; the fintech revolution for the unbanked is finally here

Through regulatory fiat, the State Bank wants to accomplish a level of infrastructure sharing that has hitherto eluded the market. But given the intense competition between telcos and banks to dominate the payments space, can the central bank make everyone play nice?

Will the auto sector ever recover? Eventually

Expect low earnings for auto assemblers this quarter, though low interest rates and improving farmer economics will help in the recovery

Electricity generation in Pakistan rising, despite the pandemic

Despite the blip of Covid-19 pandemic on power generation in the country, demand for the sector has picked up

Cement sector had a slow FY2020, but the outlook appears positive

Analysts expect earnings for the sector to be boosted by a resumption of construction activity and a fall in interest rates

As Eid approaches, the leather industry braces itself for the worst

Pakistan’s second largest export oriented industry has been seeing a dip in fortunes for the past few years, and the pandemic has not helped

What ails agriculture: sowing nothing, harvesting nothing

In the last 20 years, the contribution of agriculture to GDP has fallen by 8%. And without massive structural changes, our agrarian economy might be headed for much worse

Why are advertisers in Pakistan experimenting with influencer marketing?

With influencer marketing, primarily through Instagram, capturing a significant portion of online advertising spending in Pakistan, Profit takes a peak behind the curtain

Is Sultana Siddiqui about to lose control over Hum TV?

A sudden spike in investor interest in the company’s stock has the market swirling with rumours about a change in control of one of Pakistan’s biggest media companies

Turbulence in the oil and gas sector

Mari Petroleum is most likely to succeed and Pakistan Oilfields is expected to have the highest decline in what is a serious disruption in oil and gas production