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 million are...

How Akhuwat impacts lives through the miracle of interest-free microfinance

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Why Ishaq Dar deserves bouquets and not brickbats

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Where money is not the prime mover

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Kuch meetha ho jaye!

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TPL Life: A matter of perception

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We need to revisit the whole taxation system

Dr Muhammad Irshad superannuated as Chairman FBR/Secretary Revenue Division on the last day of June this year after an illustrious professional career spanning over...

Sound and stable, despite the rather steep fall

From 52,000-plus, the KSE-100 index’s fall to 41,000 points or thereabouts in under three months, Haroon Askari, Acting Managing Director (AMD) PSX remains unperturbed....

Monsanto’s strong suit: Higher harvests, lower resources

Monsanto Company recently released its 2017 Sustainability Report, titled ‘Growing Better Together’. The report demonstrates Monsanto’s commitment to sustainability and details the company’s progress...

Setting the bar high

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What makes AkzoNobel go bullish on Pakistan?

With a board meeting, a product launch and the company’s business review all crammed together, Jeremy Rowe, AkzoNobel’s managing director for decorative paints in...

Growing bigger and bigger

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Gunning for capital growth

Introducing equity investment in Pakistan, Capventures brought $5 million as FDI to Pakistan from the UK, the UAE and Hong Kong – yet kept...

In Conversation with Roshanay Zafar

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Tetra Pak, a marvel of technology

Presently the Managing Director of Tetra Pak Pakistan, a position he took up in November 2015, Jorge Montero joined the Tetra Pak group about 24 years...

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