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CarFirst: Reinventing the used car trade through technology and infrastructure creation

With online traction gaining strength in almost every segment of the economy, the buying as well as selling of cars have also...

Roshni Rides: the ‘Waapistani’ startup with an American ethos

Hanaa Lakhani’s professional career path is the kind that would give the average Pakistani parent some anxiety. Around this time two years...

All you wanted to know about Pakistan’s e-commerce scene (but didn’t know who to ask)

This article is the start of a series which will aim to provide the reader with an understanding of the e-commerce industry...

Viable payment solutions

“I’d prefer a little less competent freelancer with a PayPal account over someone with excellent skills but no access to PayPal,” said...

Good news: Bond market is signalling an economic recovery. But here’s why that just might be bad news

Ladies and gentlemen, if we can get your attention for a moment, the bond market of Pakistan would like to make an...

Is e-commerce dying in Pakistan?

E-commerce in Pakistan is burgeoning and it is burgeoning at breakneck speed. In sheer numbers, e-commerce sales swelled 93.7pc in 2018, reaching...

How to fix the Pakistani economy: Dr Nadeemul Haque

We need to deregulate our cities to allow more construction and high-rise development

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

50 reasons to keep your faith in Pakistan

Though it is a moot point what our political, socio-economic conditions should ideally have been today, had the road not been uphill...

Is Marcel’s ‘best bread’ the best bet?

KARACHI: As Marcel’s ‘A Taste of Two Cities’ gears up to bring the best of baking from Paris to Pakistan, we had...

What the 2020 Companies (Amendment) Ordinance means for startups

It takes into account many of the changes that entrepreneurs & VCs had been clamouring for, but there is still a long way to go

The battle for 4G in the North

In 2014, the much hyped telecommunications spectrum auction introduced the country to 3G and 4G technology, propelling it into an ever evolving...

In Conversation with Roshanay Zafar

Founded in 1996, Kashf was the first NGO microfinance institution envisioned to become a 'one-stop financial service provider' for low income women...

Can a MiniSo franchise make you a millionaire overnight?

Ask the scholars that spend decades obsessing over Japanese aesthetics and they will tell you tales of loft ideals and an ideology...

Citibank Pakistan scaled back, and became bigger than ever

Eight years ago, it looked like it was over. On March 17, 2012, a story appeared on the front page of The Express...