The X Factor in Stationery

After opening a physical store and receiving a valuation of $1 million for his first startup AutoX – an online portal for...

A major cyber attack soon to hit Pakistani banks + 4 other unsettling predictions about digital banking

“Pakistan’s first Unicorn will be a fintech, which will provide a platform play as opposed to a single app,” Planet...

Stay horizontal or go vertical?

Despite the population of Lahore doubling  over the past decade or so, the ever increasing sprawl and spread of it--which now extends...

Beards in business

Atif Karamat’s Naafey employs about 15 people and they have several high-value clients. But this GIK-qualified engineer, who has an MSc from...

No better time than now, to move back!

I moved back to Lahore close to the end of 2015, with a heavy heart, worried about the lack of attractive digital-business...

Meet the man who delivers your food

Tanveer Khan, a delivery boy at Mr. Burger, runs his made-in-China to the maximum bike in order to reach his customer before...

Top of the totem pole

It was 1958, when two brothers Frank and Dan Carney from Kansas, USA were approached by a family friend to open...

Child Labour – End of a life before it begins

She was 11, shy and looked obviously very scared when I found her sitting on the floor of my living room with...

What’s wrong with public debt in Pakistan

The issue of public debt in Pakistan has received a lot of attention from every concerned quarter. They have been many debates,...

The Turnaround King

The career of a banker typically starts from an entry level position and consists of many shifts that include working at a...

Business vs Ethics: The colour of corruption

This is the story of dodgy payments and shady business practices involving some of the largest, most powerful companies in Pakistan. At...

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...

FINCA: Leading the way towards increased financial inclusion

Microfinance model was introduced four decades ago with the hopes of revolutionizing lending. There were high hopes of uplifting the not-haves of...

Karachiites pedal the cycling business

Just a kilometer ahead of Native Jetty Bridge on the left side of the road opposite KPT port, the historic Jackson Market...

Accessorize Yourself

It’s alright to be a geek, and even better to express the kind of geek you are. Puts you right in the...