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From rags to riches, chasing the Pakistani dream

The story of a man who took the world head on and is winning while coining a new phenomenon ‘the Pakistani dream’.

EO, entrepreneurs ‘special tea club’

Why is arguably Pakistan's second largest body after APTMA so disconnected from the outside world

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

Hi-Tech Lubricants aim to make a splash in the OMC market

Growth in its core, high-margin business requires the company to expand into the low-margin, high-volume business of selling fuel to retail consumers

Sindh Bank and Summit Bank are merging. Who is the real buyer?

Allegations of money laundering and illicit payoffs continue to haunt this transaction, suggesting there may be more than a simple bank merger going on

Hong Kong-based investment bank returns to Pakistan’s capital markets. But why?

CLSA, a subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned company CITIC, has acquired a stake in Bank Alfalah’s securities trading arm Alfalah Securities

That unmistakable Shezan touch

Not the most highbrow or fashionable of either the bakeries or restaurants, Shezan has the kind of consistency and reliability that makes it stand out and rub shoulders with the best of the best in business

TPL Life: A matter of perception

TPL-Life pioneering of instant scratch card concept life and health insurance backed by technology and ease of enrolment is a source of pride for the company

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

Battle of the Beverages: Will Coke Studio help Coca Cola slay the Pepsi dragon?

Coca Cola may be the global giant, but it remains the underdog in Pakistan; Coke Studio, however, is helping the company catch up in market share with its rival

How the private sector killed off the MQM

The political party died when its reason for existence – securing access to middle-class government jobs – was made redundant by a rising private sector

In the dying world of Pakistani magazine, are fashion magazines the only survivors?

While print as a whole continues to chug along, fashion magazines are a rare bright spot in what was otherwise seen as a stagnating industry

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