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The economy of Punjab’s graveyards

How the final resting places of citizens dead and buried are managed and maintained

Is the cement sector overvalued?

The cement sector in Pakistan has had its rough spots, but one could always look at the last decade and say, here...

An economic imperative: Adding women to Pakistan’s workforce in substantive numbers

Working longer hours than the usual nine-to-five, her day starting at 9 am but extended up to 7 pm a little more...

Growing bigger and bigger

One day at school in the early 2000s we were ushered to the library hall for ‘TV time’. Most students assumed it...

Paxi: countering female harassment one ride at a time

A few months ago after getting her two older children married and sending her youngest son to Malaysia, 47 years old Rubina...

How Pakistan’s Big Tobacco gets away with tax theft

They are called loosies in the United States. A single cigarette that is purchased and sold, usually in areas that are low-income...

It’s all about the economy, stupid (and a little about fascism)

Let us end the year with a bang, thought Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), over something that everyone can remember. Somehow, the...

This 18-year-old wants to put your own personal safety in the palm of your hands

What would you do if you are walking down the street and saw a fight break out? For 18-year-old high school student...

“Newspapers are in trouble, Journalism is not”

Chapel Hill/Austin/Karachi When digital disruption hit newspaper businesses in the United States, most publications rushed to launch their Internet versions, some even tried...

Nepotism got you a seat on the company’s board. At least learn to do it well

About 60-70% of the people appointed as directors to the vast array of publicly listed companies in Pakistan are family members of...

How a rift in Pakistan’s tobacco industry determines how cigarettes are taxed and not the government

Local and multinational tobacco companies engage in brutal lobbying and media wars to try and tax each other out of business and influence.

Location, Location, Location

The choice of marketing is one of the most strategic decisions a business makes.Would you rather spend on conventional types of advertisement...

Despite rising demand, Lotte holds off on capacity expansion

It is an industry in which it is the dominant player, and one where demand from industrial customers currently exceeds domestic production...

Despite growing competition, Adamjee Insurance remains the dominant player

A fact: Adamjee Insurance is outperforming almost all of its peers, and with Pakistan’s insurance industry still in its nascent stages and...

How to capitalise on the pandemic and import cheaper gas

The coronavirus pandemic will affect everything and there is no reason to believe that the energy supply chain will be any different....