Aamir might not succeed in turning Veon into Pakistan’s WeChat. But what if he does?

When Government of Pakistan opened its telecoms market to private sector 13 years ago, the country saw a massive inflow of foreign...

NA body recommends govt to prioritise railways projects

  ISLAMABAD: Standing Committee on Pakistan Railways (PRs) has recommended the projects of PRs may be given priority by the government, especially the...

Eurobonds, Margot Robbie, and snooty LUMS grads- this week in Pakistan’s business and economics twitterverse

In a week that saw the replacement of a finance minister, a lot else was going on

Unity Foods is investing Rs2 billion in Pakistanis’ growing appetite for pizzas

The former textile company is looking to expand its flour subsidiary due to growing demand for pizzas and pastas

Water and climate change: the (hopefully not) insurmountable challenges

Here is the bad news when it comes to climate change: if the government of Pakistan consisted of 100% extremely competent and...

Brace for the budget – this week in Pakistan’s business and economics Twitterverse

In this week’s social media round up, Ariba Shahid walks us through all the self declared economic experts as the budget looms....

What it takes to build a world-class corporate culture: lessons from a seasoned HR professional

Fatima Asad Said comes from a family of chartered accountants including her father. Before completing her MBA, she worked with Citibank and the...

Economic recovery helps banking sector manage risks

The banking sector’s stability in the face of Covid-19 has been surprising, and pleasantly so

The law of unintended consequences: when GDPR increased Google’s market concentration

The digital privacy legislation that was meant to afford user protections in the digital sphere is believed to have played a central role in growing the monopolistic hold of Google on the advertising ecosystem, argues a new paper from Geradin Partners

Why negotiating with the IPPs won’t fix much. And what will

A look at the series of bad ideas that have plagued the government’s attempts to fix the energy grid, and how the government keeps digging itself into a bigger and bigger hole

Why Pakistan has been unable to escape its debt trap

The incumbent government had made big promises not to borrow, but they too had to give way to Pakistan’s historic debt trap

What is Hascol hiding?

The petroleum company is trying to erase its history. But with billions of rupees missing, auditors resigning, and law enforcement agencies taking unprecedented interest, that is proving to be a little difficult

After Ferozsons, Searle jumps into the remdesivir market

As the world worries about the coronavirus pandemic and how to beat back covid-19, Pakistan now apparently has not one but two...

A not so meaty affair

In what is so far the highest difference between floor price and strike price (Rs52) in the last five years, AlShaheer Corporation...

In Conversation with Roshanay Zafar

Founded in 1996, Kashf was the first NGO microfinance institution envisioned to become a 'one-stop financial service provider' for low income women...