Will the PBIT be the catalyst Punjab needs to become an investment hub?

 In 2009, the Punjab government set-up the Punjab Board of Revenue and Trade (PBIT). The Musharraf era had just ended, the Pakistan...

What does China want from CPEC?

The history of China and the United States and how it explains what Beijing is doing pouring so much money into Pakistan

“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...

How real are the crores raised on Idea Croron Ka?

In 2017, viewers of Neo TV were witness to the first season of a type of show that was new in Pakistan...

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:...

Shan Foods, intent on spicing it up with a listing on the bourse

With disposable incomes on the rise, the Pakistani international spices giant not just doubles its size in the last three years, but with new products and an acquisition part of its expansion plans, the family-run business is evaluating tapping into funds from the capital market

For the stock market, the worst may be over, but the recovery is not here yet

After a brutal year of losses, the stock market looks ready for a recovery. Pakistani equities – as measured by the benchmark...

Pakistan, a strategic hub for Nokia

Twitteratti went haywire on June 20, 2017. It wasn’t about JIT probing the premier and his family for tax evasion nor was...

A guide to ending tax evasion in Pakistan

No issue in Pakistan currently attracts as much attention as that of tax evasion. On one hand, we have the people of...

Two startups willing to bet that more Pakistanis will buy their groceries online

Hum Mart and Mandi Express have both set up online stores that serve the Karachi market, but both are going about their business in a very different way

Insafian vs Nooni: The choice before the voters

How the major national parties stack up on matters of economic policy

Media Wars

Traditional news organisations are caught between many a devil and a deep blue sea: Fake news, social media, ever falling revenues combined making it an uphill task to keep their heads above water

Rising prices help Aisha Steel continue growth trajectory

In a macroeconomic environment where government spending on infrastructure is slowing down most businesses are scaling back their investments, one would expect...

Sugar Sharks: How does the most powerful lobby in Pakistan get its way?

Scores of sugarcane-laden lorries are parked on the main road in front of an abandoned car-making plant in Sujawal district, about 130...

Tania Aidrus’s big bet on creating a Digital Pakistan

It started, as things often do in Pakistan, with a WhatsApp forward. On Thursday, December 5, a group of Pakistanis living in...