Battle of the Beverages: Will Coke Studio help Coca Cola slay the Pepsi dragon?

Coca Cola may be the global giant, but it remains the underdog in Pakistan; Coke Studio, however, is helping the company catch up in market share with its rival

How the private sector killed off the MQM

The political party died when its reason for existence – securing access to middle-class government jobs – was made redundant by a rising private sector

In the dying world of Pakistani magazine, are fashion magazines the only survivors?

While print as a whole continues to chug along, fashion magazines are a rare bright spot in what was otherwise seen as a stagnating industry

The fate of the Taseers

The financial costs of opposing the blasphemy law in Pakistan?, bringing the world to Pakistani consumers

And delivering it at their doorstep

Pakistan: Of apples, cars, oil and IMF

While China is part of the story, it is not the pièce de résistance

Taking Pakistan higher on the World Bank ladder

In the realm of creating an environment for ease of doing business, Ms Fareena Mazhar is hoping that BoI would find an ally in the coming PTI government

Why packaging is not a ‘me too’ business

A complex industry with unique oddities and healthy growth

Naya minister, meet purani ministry

The minister is already inheriting the purani ministry and if he fails to come up with a strategy for raising revenue, he will be the same as the purana minister himself

Is Open Skies really causing trouble for Pakistani airlines?

Domestic aviation industry experts insist that liberal aviation policies are hurting their competitiveness, but the truth is much more complicated

Can drip irrigation eradicate Pakistan’s water crisis and food insecurity?

To save water, the country needs to replace its age-old method of irrigating crops with improved yield and quality being tangible benefits

An eye for detail

Passion for the vintage stuff – from cars to guns – provides an opening to Junaid Ahmed to pioneer in lucrative car detailing business

Are stories of PIA’s turnaround true?

The new CEO is well-credentialed and well-meaning, but can he alone overcome the national carrier’s myriad challenges?

The return of Husain Lawai’s legal troubles

One of Pakistan’s leading bankers, Lawai’s career continues to be dogged by allegations of money laundering and illegal activities

Media Wars

Traditional news organisations are caught between many a devil and a deep blue sea: Fake news, social media, ever falling revenues combined making it an uphill task to keep their heads above water

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