A treasure hunt at Karachi’s ‘chor’ bazaar

Headlights and bumpers hung from shop fronts, shock absorbers dumped at a place, vehicle engines cluttered the walkway, people crammed shoulder to shoulder -...

Selling like hot cakes

Five years ago, a young housewife Sumera, aka Sam, ordered a customized cake for her daughter’s birthday party. She, along with her husband Waseem,...

Money well spent?

When they first came into office, the Nawaz Administration’s pronouncements on the textile industry were a libertarian’s dream come true. Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir...

Why Fauji Meat is the smartest decision made by the Fauji group in decades

The worst way to think about a profitable investment strategy – whether it be as an individual investor or as a CEO thinking about...

Raiding the sports league market

Since independence, Kabaddi is the only game that has kept Pakistan in the top ranks of the international ecosystem of sports. And yet we...

Chasing the dream

It was back in 2004 when Bashir Abdul Ghaffar decided to wind up ‘Chase Up’ Departmental Store, the garment business his late father Abdul...

Outfitters’:How a mould-breaking business model caved in to Pakistani patriarchy

It started off with a bold idea born of an important insight: young middle class men and women in Pakistan’s urban centers aspired to...

Shabbir Tiles: Stiling homes for decades

Shabbir Tiles and Ceramics Ltd (STCL/Stile), in the past few weeks has invested over Rs 20 crore in its production plants to bring innovation...

Beefing up a one time giant

Mr. Burger, which is known for introducing the concept of burgers in Pakistan, has opened for franchising for the first time in its 36-year...

Pakistan’s Newest Billionaire

Given the quantitative nature of financial analysis, it is easy to forget that investing is fundamentally about understanding people. You can stare at the...

It’s not just about the Salary!

According to a research study by The American Institute of Stress (AIS), 80 percent of employees working in the corporate sector feel stress at...

Rafay Baloch: The Digital Exterminator

While surfing his social media account in 2008 on the now-defunct Orkut, Rafay Baloch, then 16, came across a software application meant for increasing...

A beauty-full idea

The maroon and gold themed reception; expensive chandeliers hung on the glittery paneled roof; lavish decoration; dramatic background music; velvet sofa arrangements; a wall...

Breaking glass ceilings the PTC way!

Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) is one of Pakistan’s first foreign investments and since 1947 has proven to be one of the most successful as...

Too little, too late

Classified ads were providing a fairly substantial and a steadily growing revenue stream to Pakistan's two leading newspapers, Jang and Dawn. Other newspaper groups,...

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