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How paramilitary helped Advans Bank double its size in one year

As peace returns to Karachi, losses spread over half a dozen years are now consigned to the past

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

Losing to loose milk

On a Wednesday evening in one of Karachi’s oldest areas, Lea Market, Samir Rajput is working the phone, trying to seal a...

Climate change’s latest bane? A biblical plague threatening Pakistan’s food security

Millions of locusts are ravaging through all four provinces in the country, leaving in their wake havoc and destruction. The government has offered a state of emergency, and three planes to fight them. Can they win?

Will Imran Khan’s new local govt system be a game changer — not just for governance but also for the economy?

On May 1 this year, two pieces of legislation were bludgeoned through the Punjab Assembly that put out of commission a staggering...

Shaukat Yusufzai was (kind of) right. But the BRT is still a disaster.

The lunatic, the lover and the poet are of imagination all compact, the bard teaches us. The same can be said about...

It’s a deal, it’s a steal

‘In business you don’t have to acquire a huge number of clients to be successful,’ this is the simple philosophy of Secret...

The Profit Digital Banking Roundtable: “Lessons from the frontline”

We’ve been to all the conferences, heard the keynotes, and have been fed the vision of digital banking for years now. But...

The future of domestic help is a click away, and there are already two players vying to make it their own

Disaster has struck. Your boss is coming over, or maybe it is your in-laws, or even people from school you have not...

Could the Yaris help Toyota recover from its sales slump?

The financial fortunes of Toyota – the company best-known in Pakistan for its production of the country’s leading sedan, the Corolla –...

ETDB: Where Pakistan sends a bureaucrat to do a banker’s job

Somewhere in Istanbul, Javed Aslam must be reflecting on his four-year stint as President of the ECO Trade and Development Bank (ETDB)....

Breaking glass ceilings the PTC way!

Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) is one of Pakistan’s first foreign investments and since 1947 has proven to be one of the most...

Project management: a job that is unlikely to be automated away

There is a lot of talk about the ‘jobs of the future.’ Nobody is quite sure what these jobs are, where you...

Giving it a go

I shall either find a way or make one, Hannibal Barca once said. This may best define the approach that led two...

Try Try Again

Mother of two teenaged boys, daughter of Anwar Moosajee (owner of the famous A. Moosajee and sons), a food and nutrition scientist,...