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Is Lahore ready for apartment living? This textile group is staking its future on it.

Karachi is still the largest city in Pakistan, but by some measures, the greater Lahore metropolitan area may now be almost equal...

S*th–The Four Letter S-word In Corporate Pakistan

We would like to state at the outset that we do not condone the worst attributes of seth culture in companies. Treating...

Is Sultana Siddiqui about to lose control over Hum TV?

A sudden spike in investor interest in the company’s stock has the market swirling with rumours about a change in control of one of Pakistan’s biggest media companies

PakWheels: The road to a $1 billion valuation

The automobiles market in Pakistan has grown exponentially over the last ten to fifteen years. Growing competition between the big three indigenous...

Sugar Sharks: How does the most powerful lobby in Pakistan get its way?

Scores of sugarcane-laden lorries are parked on the main road in front of an abandoned car-making plant in Sujawal district, about 130...

The promising life and tragic death of Inov8

Founders of Pakistan’s most valuable fintech, Bashir and Hasnain Sheikh squandered potential that they had for years, all the while trying to ‘fake it till you make it’. This is their story: a business tragedy in five parts, and the hamartia is hubris

The great land theft

If there is a single place that can be thought of as the foremost cathedral to free-market capitalism, it is not the...

Pakistan’s Newest Billionaire

Given the quantitative nature of financial analysis, it is easy to forget that investing is fundamentally about understanding people. You can stare...

Eighteen: How an Egyptian company is building a new $2 billion Islamabad suburb

Orascom’s real estate arm believes there is a large enough market for Pakistanis who want to live the suburban life around the nation’s capital

The FATF ‘grey list’ means more trouble for Pakistan than you think

At Profit, we have normally tried to stay away from politics as much as possible in our coverage of Pakistan’s economy. This...

Habib Metro shows how (not) to compete against the big boys and win

Habib Metro is a boring, unexciting bank. It’s neither big nor small. Nobody uses its credit card. It won’t serve you if...

Sorry, JazzCash & Easypaisa; the fintech revolution for the unbanked is finally here

Through regulatory fiat, the State Bank wants to accomplish a level of infrastructure sharing that has hitherto eluded the market. But given the intense competition between telcos and banks to dominate the payments space, can the central bank make everyone play nice?

Pakistan’s Best-Performing Banks

Pakistani banks have long been criticized for making risk-free money by investing into securities, backed by Government of Pakistan, which remains their...

The future of cars is electric, and Imran Khan wants to keep up

The world is dying. We have been told this time and time again but without a care as to the future the...

The next phase of the milk wars

Engro Foods and Nestlé Pakistan have been engaged for years in a stiff competition for a share of the Pakistani consumer’s wallet, but the hard part is yet to come