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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

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

The man behind commerce, one-on-one with Profit

The Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Abdul Razzak Dawood, talks about what his ministry is doing to exports during the coronavirus pandemic, and what we can expect from the future

Avanceon and its Ace cards

What’s in a name? In 1989, Bakhtiar Wain set up an engineering and IT company that focuses on automations. He decided to...

Inside the secret $1.5 million stealth direct-to-consumer startup from Unilever Pakistan

Why would one of the largest consumer goods companies try to pivot towards a hinterto untried-in-Pakistan strategy?

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

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...

Malls and retailers were dying to open again. Now they’re regretting it

While retail stores and malls are open for business again, footfall has fallen drastically, and retailers are bleeding money. What will they ask of the government now?

Why (and how much) Pakistanis overinvest in real estate

The obsession with real estate as an asset class is unhealthy for the economy; here is what investors should do instead

Amazon does not have a Pakistan presence. These Pakistani entrepreneurs are selling on it anyway

The global e-commerce giant has ignored Pakistan, but many enterprising individuals and companies have found ways to use the platform to their advantage by getting around the legal hurdles

The True Cost of Cash on Delivery (COD)

We calculate the actual cost of COD as compared to prepayment methods and make recommendations on what the industry and merchants need to accomplish to move us towards a future with far less cash.

DIRBS is a bust, but there may be a way out yet

On May 10, 2018, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) launched Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) as per the guidelines of...

Survive or Thrive – how CPG companies adapted to C19 lockdown

After the C19 lockdown went into place across Pakistan - including KLI - businesses that depended on brick & mortar locations as a footfall and revenue source had to make a decision - adapt or die? Profit spoke to seven leaders in the CPG space to understand what they did to survive or thrive.

Is this the end of Abu Dhabi group in Pakistan? And who is to blame?

If you were to pick an area of Lahore to live in, an area for the elite of the elite – for...

Does KAPCO have life beyond its PPA expiration? Some analysts think so

The company’s ability to generate electricity from LNG imports may position it well relative to other IPPs in the sector