PSL: Good cricket but bad business

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is said to be raking in somewhere around Rs1.7 billion annually in revenue through its flagship event,...

Why ‘no profit’ still makes Zong happy

Faraz Ahmed, a resident of Anda Mor, North Karachi, wakes up at four every morning and sets off to his vendor’s home...

What makes AkzoNobel go bullish on Pakistan?

With a board meeting, a product launch and the company’s business review all crammed together, Jeremy Rowe, AkzoNobel’s managing director for decorative...

The FATF ‘grey list’ means more trouble for Pakistan than you think

At Profit, we have normally tried to stay away from politics as much as possible in our coverage of Pakistan’s economy. This...

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...

Is Treet Corporation Pakistan’s next big conglomerate?

Syed Sheharyar Ali is now the fourth generation of his family to be a major business owner in the region that is...

E-commerce: Where does Pakistan stand?

Pundits predict hitting $1 billion mark by 2020 In today’s digital world where the West is positioned firmly in the e-commerce market,...

Lethal medicine

Old furniture scrap and dried leaves scattered on the floor welcome whoever enters this worn-out Raj era building that houses an important...

Fit in Punjab, unfit in Sindh?

In a first, the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s Karachi registry banned selling and distribution of four brands of packaged milk including Nurpur...

Klockwork’s mantra: The bigger, the better

With clients like the Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers, Habib Construction Services, and the government of Punjab, Klockwork positions...

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...

3 men show how to successfully mix business with pleasure

Abandoning jobs mid-career is something that the less adventurous abhor. After all who would want to leave the safety of a job...

Government inaction smokes away Rs25 billion annually

Gold Leaf is a popular cigarette brand in the country, and Kabir Khan usually puffs up on it. But occasionally when he...

Can ‘Bothie’ do for Nokia what ‘Selfie Expert’ did for Oppo?

With the tagline ‘Be less Selfie, be more Bothie’, Nokia launched its new line of smartphones with Nokia 8 last month. The...

Measuring the market

How do retail brands measure their performance in Pakistan and how accurate is it? More often than not, the sole parameter used...