Jazz going in for the kill

It is 6:30 on a Sunday (August 20) evening, a roadside vendor, using open cry method, lures half a dozen men to...

Large-scale industry continues to contract, agriculture shows promise

It comes as no surprise to any observer of the Pakistani economy that large-scale manufacturing continues to decline in output. For the...

After the storm, dark clouds still hover over oil refining sector

It has been a terrible year for Pakistan’s oil refinery sector, which has been hammered with losses that resulted from the combined...

Power Cement gears up for infrastructure spending spree

The company will increase its production capacity to 3.4 million tons per year, with a new plant expected to come online by June 2019

Islamabad needs to grow, but a 60 year old ghost won’t let it

In 1960, Pakistan made the momentous move of shifting its capital from Karachi to Islamabad. Establishing a new center of power and...

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...

Inside the murky world of college counseling

Let’s think of two scenarios. In the first one, you’re rich. Scratch that, you’re filthy rich. Your kid is a middling student...

Native lame ducks abound

The renowned German multinational engineering and electronics firm, Bosch, entered Pakistan with its first liaison office in Lahore in February 2016 –...

Pakistan: The Economy of an Elitist State

In 1999, Dr Ishrat Hussain was nearing the end of a two decade career working for the World Bank. Already having made...

The end of restaurants as we know them? Not quite

Of all the long list of businesses and industries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the industries most disastrously affected have...

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...

Sindh Bank and Summit Bank are merging. Who is the real buyer?

Allegations of money laundering and illicit payoffs continue to haunt this transaction, suggesting there may be more than a simple bank merger going on

Make your own sandwich!

According to the International Finance Corporation, only 13% of the 303 companies, surveyed in Pakistan in 2010, had more than one woman...

Coming to Pakistan

In a dynamic smartphone market where it is hard to keep track after having attained success in the international smartphone market, Lenovo...

Could locally produced cheese make a dent on Pakistan’s imports?

You hear it everywhere. We have too many imports and too few exports. How can a country be expected to progress when...