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...

After a lackluster first quarter, Hi-Tech Lubricants finally picks up

Hi-Tech Lubricants (HTL), which manufactures engine and machinery lubricants in Pakistan, finally managed to have a somewhat positive second quarter in fiscal...

AkzoNobel in the mood to buy its way to growth in Pakistan

AkzoNobel Pakistan is stuck in a rut and may be looking to a combination of restructuring and acquisitions as a way to...

On the budget, Asad Umar capitulates to the Q-Block babus

Asad Umar's lack of preparation on matters of taxation and finance have allowed the civil service to push for a rollback of necessary reforms

Pakistan’s Only Powerful Women In Business

When we set out at making the first of Profit's annual list of the most powerful businesswomen in Pakistan, we had assumed...

Lethal medicine

Old furniture scrap and dried leaves scattered on the floor welcome whoever enters this worn-out Raj era building that houses an important...

What is Malik Riaz up to now?

On the surface, it is a transaction that makes absolutely no sense: why on earth is Bahria Town, Pakistan’s largest private sector...

Pakistan, the next outsourcing hub?

With India and the Philippines ratcheting up the rates, will Pakistan be able to jump on the BPO bandwagon?

The heir to Agha Hasan Abedi

How Abraaj’s downfall has echoes of the earlier scandal of BCCI’s collapse, and how it might impact the place of Pakistanis in global finance

Interloop targeting Pakistan’s largest-ever private sector IPO

The nation’s 7th largest exporter is keen to get listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange

Pak pharma industry suffers from government’s shackles

A thriving sector in Pakistan’s economy, pharmaceuticals is a $3.2 billion industry, growing at 15% annually, while its exports now at $US200...

Faltering Fauji: why a lack of expansion will hurt the cement company in the long run

On the surface, Fauji Cement seems like a success story: in the generally bad spell the cement industry seems stuck in, Fauji...

Zanroo will allow Pakistani social media marketers to ‘listen’ to you

Thai social media platform is launching its multilingual social listening tool in Pakistan

Let public schools give us a run for our money

Heir to the four-decades-old Beaconhouse School System, and so much more, Kasim Kasuri comes from the most eminent family of Kasur in...

12 brilliantly simple… yet simply indigestible ideas for the Finance Minister

Every year around this time the same question starts being asked everywhere, ‘what are you expecting in this year’s budget?’. The answer...