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 economics of Tableeghi Jamaat

Raiwind – a small city at the outskirts of Lahore – is home to one of the largest religious movements in South:...

Why are Pakistanis less productive than the Chinese and even the Indians? And how to fix it

In the year 2000, Pakistan’s labour productivity exceeded that of both China and India. A decade later, China had more than doubled...

Pak pharma industry suffers from government’s shackles

A thriving sector in Pakistan’s economy, pharmaceuticals is a $3.2 billion industry, growing at 15% annually, while its exports now at $US200...

In Careem’s acquisition, will Uber create a monopoly?

In April this year, the ride-hailing firm Uber acquired the rival company Careem for $3.1 billion, with the deal between the two...

Habib Bank makes the pivot towards FinTech

Pakistan’s largest bank announces a big push into branchless banking, investments in technology infrastructure

The magnetic pull of Zainab

After attending his classes at the Karachi University, Adnan Khan occasionally navigates towards Zainab Market, ignoring several glitzier shopping malls along the...

Can Hamdard thrive in the era of the millennial consumer?

It is an ad that relies on contrasts: a product as traditionally Pakistani as Hamdard’s Rooh Afza being consumed by non-Pakistanis in...

Robin Hood of the Fintech world

In 2001, in Karachi, he forecast on the cell phone penetration in the country: by 2010 a hundred million people in Pakistan...

Turkish tiles giant Kale becomes market leader among imported brands. What’s next?

Building a house is an opportunity that, for most people, only comes once in a lifetime. Keeping that in mind...

Airbnb gains traction in Pakistan and no one has noticed

The app is rapidly finding users, even though it has not yet customized its platform for the local market’s needs

How Hum Networks rose to become one of the biggest names in Pakistani entertainment

For over a decade now, Hum TV has been one of the most watched entertainment television channels in Pakistan, consistently ranking at...

Building bridges between patients and doctors

Mobile apps are the new mode of living life in Pakistan. After mobile phones reducing distances in making conversations, now mobile apps...

What happened at Habib Bank in New York?

The Grand Central Terminal in New York is, by some measures, the largest train station in the world, covering 48 acres in...

In a country awash in weapons, running a legal gun shop is a tough business

A report published by Small Arms Survey, a research project at the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, in June...