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How Hum Networks rose to become one of the biggest names in Pakistani entertainment

For over a decade now, Hum TV has been one of the most watched entertainment television channels in Pakistan, consistently ranking at number one...

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How a trampoline park aims to disrupt Lahore’s entertainment landscape

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The dirty business of television ratings

Advertising has become spooky. Just imagine, how many times has it happened that you have nonchalantly Googled something – anything – a mattress, or...

In committing to exchange rate peg, PTI is repeating Ishaq Dar’s folly

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Turkish tiles giant Kale becomes market leader among imported brands. What’s next?

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Forget Imran Khan, these entrepreneurs think they have the answer to Pakistan’s housing crisis

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