Can Naushaba Shahzad turn FWBL around before it is too late?

If you are a woman in Pakistan, and you have a bank account, congratulations! You are one of the lucky few. This...

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...

Why Sheikh Imranul Haque’s imprisonment should terrify Corporate Pakistan

Sheikh Imranul Haque has been in jail for approximately one month and nobody in the government – not even the serious looking...

The great big Profit survey of the COVID-19 pandemic

For anyone who has lived in Karachi, particularly in the 1990s and late 2000s, the current scenes in Pakistan’s largest city are...

Indus Motors: is the worst over for Toyota in Pakistan?

It is a well-established fact that 2019 was not kind to the automobile sector. Auto assemblers across Pakistan faced exorbitantly high production...

The Lahore High Court decision that could transform Pakistan’s mortgage market

On March 10, a five-member bench of the Lahore High Court issued a 103 page judgement on the issue of mortgaged property,...

5G in Pakistan: five things you need to know

The next generation of mobile internet is almost upon us, and unlike fifth generation warfare, 5G internet actually exists. Zong and Jazz...

UIPT in Punjab has just gone digital, but what did it take to get here?

The Pakistan Tehreek i Insaaf (PTI) government has had a few hallmark policies and talking points. As the anti-corruption party, from the...

Three major banks are up for sale. Who will buy them?

For the first time in Pakistani history, three perfectly healthy and viable banks are simultaneously up for sale. None of them is...

Unity Foods: the former textile company that made a killing in edible oils

About three years ago, a company called Taha Spinning Mills had an epiphany. It took a good look at the crisis in...

Is e-commerce dying in Pakistan?

E-commerce in Pakistan is burgeoning and it is burgeoning at breakneck speed. In sheer numbers, e-commerce sales swelled 93.7pc in 2018, reaching...

It’s a deal, it’s a steal

‘In business you don’t have to acquire a huge number of clients to be successful,’ this is the simple philosophy of Secret...

Sialkot prepares for take-off

Here is a fact you may not know: there are four cities in Pakistan from which you can catch a regular direct...

In case you’re wondering, inflation is not good for consumer goods companies either

Pakistani consumer companies just cannot seem to get a break. It does not matter whether you are Nestle, Bata, or even Glaxo:...

As Thar power plants come online, Engro’s profits soar

There are no two ways about it: Engro had a great year in 2019. Revenue was up 32%, which is no mean...