Export reforms make way, apparently we need automation first

In December 2018, erstwhile finance minister Asad Umar, while chairing the first meeting of the steering committee, approved the implementation of the National Single...

Does growing off-season crops in tunnels makes for a good business?

It's the first thing they teach you in economics class, demand and supply. The higher the demand for a product and the lower its...

What entrepreneurs should do to get their startups financed

Bilal Arif, founder of a blockchain-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company Block360, says all of his company’s clients are outside Pakistan – mostly from Europe. Block360...

Is Ernst & Young about to exit Pakistan?

Ernst & Young, the global accounting and professional services firm that goes by its brand name EY, is re-evaluating its relationship with its Pakistani...

Meet the best of LUMS MBA Class of 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x1ptf8Jnaw Mohsin ObaidFun Fact: People call him an ‘energiser’After his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Lahore School of Economics (LSE) Mohsin Obaid worked for...

NADRA has implemented the new visa policy fast and well

In Pakistan, we are not used to the words “fast” and “efficient” being used with respect to anything our government does. Which is why...

Findmyadventure: the startup capitalizing on Pakistan’s rising tourism industry

It is a story more familiar in the popular imagination as having played out on the campuses of Stanford or Harvard in the United...

Is Lahore ready for apartment living? This textile group is staking its future on it.

Karachi is still the largest city in Pakistan, but by some measures, the greater Lahore metropolitan area may now be almost equal in size,...

“Banks of the future will be built on User Experience and lifestyle banking”

Ashar Nazim is the CEO of Aion Digital one of the fastest growing Fintechs in the region. Aion Digital is a platform that helps...

The best MBA in the country, sure. But is it any good?

What would you say if someone were to tell you that in the heart of Lahore’s posh DHA, there was standing ready a group...

Across the border, the IIM lays a claim on the business education crown of Asia

In India, the network of Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) stands parallel to the country’s famed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) network. Initiated by...

What it takes to build a world-class corporate culture: lessons from a seasoned HR professional

Fatima Asad Said comes from a family of chartered accountants including her father. Before completing her MBA, she worked with Citibank and the International Finance...

Nepotism got you a seat on the company’s board. At least learn to do it well

About 60-70% of the people appointed as directors to the vast array of publicly listed companies in Pakistan are family members of the companies’...

Are two-wheelers just for men or are Pakistani women a huge market waiting to be tapped?

On a warm, mid-March afternoon in Karachi, after Friday prayers, I slipped in between narrow spaces outside the mosque on my motorcycle to get...

Does it make sense to get a CFA in Pakistan?

It is considered the gold standard in the investment management industry, the global elite profession that is responsible for managing the $46 trillion global...

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