Is another tax amnesty scheme in the making?

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is not gathering many successes on the economic front. In February, the inflation rate reached its four-year high at...

How will the new automakers’ coming to Pakistan affect local auto parts manufacturers?

Pakistan’s auto industry does look like a cartel of Japanese auto manufacturers – Suzuki, Toyota and Honda – with Suzuki catering to the smaller...

This company wants to make your panwala your connection to the global financial system

If there is one thing that will make or break the current breakneck growth trajectory of e-commerce in Pakistan, it is the extent to...

ACCAs will outnumber CAs in Pakistan this year. What does that mean for the accounting market?

It is one of the strangest facts about Corporate Pakistan: there is, and has been for decades, a massive shortage of accountants in the...

Why the Pakistan Banao Certificates are a bad investment

My first job out of college was at a brokerage firm in New York whose offices were just two blocks north of the Roosevelt...

Careem brought with it a boom in auto lending for the banks. Then came the interest rate hikes

Muhammad Irfan started his rental car business in 2015 with just one used car. Then came Careem and Uber and the boom in both...

Will stock broker Arif Habib defeat the Government of Pakistan in the battle for control over PECO?

This is the story of a company you may never have heard of, but one that includes just about every ingredient of corporate drama...

Karandaaz: the Gates-funded nonprofit seeking to bank the Pakistani unbanked

According to the World Bank, approximately two billion people do not use formal financial services and more than 50 per cent of adults in...

Is the Pakistan Super League a viable business opportunity?

Perhaps it was fitting, perhaps it was ironic. The most expensive team in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) – the...

Why are Pakistanis less productive than the Chinese and even the Indians? And how to fix it

In the year 2000, Pakistan’s labour productivity exceeded that of both China and India. A decade later, China had more than doubled its labour...

Can Hamdard thrive in the era of the millennial consumer?

It is an ad that relies on contrasts: a product as traditionally Pakistani as Hamdard’s Rooh Afza being consumed by non-Pakistanis in New York’s...

Food delivery is the hardest challenge in logistics. That’s why this startup went into it first

When it comes to food, Lahore has never held back. The streets of Anarkali, old Lahore, or the busy M.M. Alam Road and Liberty...

How Tetra Pak helped bring packaged milk to Pakistan

As recently as the early 1970s, Pakistan had just one dairy plant that was owned by a company called Milko Limited, and packaged milk...

Sustainable solution to Pakistan’s problems lie in structural reforms, believe analysts

Pakistan will have to push for fiscal consolidation and taxation reforms under the forthcoming IMF programme and move away from reliance on borrowing and foreign support to shore up the economy

Jazz failed to build Veon into the WeChat of Pakistan. That’s why it will succeed

CEO Aamir Ibrahim’s willingness to abandon his failures and invest in his successes suggests a strong path forward for the company

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