Pakistanis are starting to spend more on healthcare. Siemens is counting on it

Walk into upscale restaurants in Pakistan and you will find menus that advertise offerings that conform to the “keto” diet. At some exclusive gyms,...

Are an active NAB and FBR in Pakistan’s best economic interest?

On March 15, former intelligence officer and defence analyst Asad Munir, a retired brigadier in the Pakistan Army, committed suicide by hanging himself from...

What on earth happened to TCS & can Saira Awan fix it?

The pace of change can sometimes overtake even the best companies, including those that have achieved the coveted “verb status”. In most of urban...

Lobbying and philanthropy: how Pakistan’s largest businesses seek structural reform

It is no secret that the economy of Pakistan needs structural reforms in order to begin functioning adequately. And while many look to the...

This 18-year-old wants to put your own personal safety in the palm of your hands

What would you do if you are walking down the street and saw a fight break out? For 18-year-old high school student Faizullah Arain,...

How D-Watson continues to survive the onslaught it faces from large supermarket chains

The pharmacy business in Pakistan is not easy these days. In days past, all one needed to do in order to do well was...

Warning Seth Sahib: The startups are coming for you

Mudassir Sheikha’s successful sale of Careem will galvanize the Pakistani startup ecosystem, and imbue it with something it has lacked so far: serious financial power

How Musadaq Zulqarnain became a billionaire by selling socks

In 1992, two brothers Musadaq Zulqarnain and Naveed Fazil along with their friend Tariq Iqbal Khan, set out to establish a company producing hosiery...

Is another tax amnesty scheme in the making?

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is not gathering many successes on the economic front. In February, the inflation rate reached its four-year high at...

How will the new automakers’ coming to Pakistan affect local auto parts manufacturers?

Pakistan’s auto industry does look like a cartel of Japanese auto manufacturers – Suzuki, Toyota and Honda – with Suzuki catering to the smaller...

This company wants to make your panwala your connection to the global financial system

If there is one thing that will make or break the current breakneck growth trajectory of e-commerce in Pakistan, it is the extent to...

ACCAs will outnumber CAs in Pakistan this year. What does that mean for the accounting market?

It is one of the strangest facts about Corporate Pakistan: there is, and has been for decades, a massive shortage of accountants in the...

Why the Pakistan Banao Certificates are a bad investment

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Careem brought with it a boom in auto lending for the banks. Then came the interest rate hikes

Muhammad Irfan started his rental car business in 2015 with just one used car. Then came Careem and Uber and the boom in both...

Will stock broker Arif Habib defeat the Government of Pakistan in the battle for control over PECO?

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