Startups need actions, not words

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on startups and the immense potential they bring to the economy. The government...

The rising economic power of Pakistani women

Two things are simultaneously true about Pakistan, both as a society and as an economy: it is heavily – and unjustifiably –...

Why ban Tinder?

Banning Tinder changes nothing, except giving its ‘halal’ competitors an edge.

Our readers worry us

We hope the response on our story on the Naya Pakistan Certificates is not illustrative of Naya Pakistan itself

Creating second-class citizens

The biggest downside of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) obsession with Pakistani expatriates is that they have a tendency to bend over...

Making the internet work for all

Sometimes, in order to gain more control over a situation, you have to let things go. That is most certainly the case...

Take the hammer to the rent-seekers

In general, this magazine believes in free markets, which can often mean we advocate for the removal of what we view as...

Beating a pandemic

What have we gained and lost through the Covid-19 experience?

Set the money free

Suppose, for a minute, that you are perusing the internet, looking to buy a property, and you find a listing online for...

Taking the wrong kind of credit for the right kind of policy

Over the past few months, the signs have been unmistakable: Pakistan’s current account has stabilised, with a small surplus in October 2019...

Pakistan’s EV future

The electrification of cars is inevitable, but are we prepared for the inevitable economic impact that comes with it?

Distorted incentives, distorted economy

There is a running theme across many of the stories we cover in this week’s issue of Profit: how distorted incentives can...

Did Pakistan win the Covid-19 weather lottery?

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began its global assault in early 2020, scientists across the globe have been working against the clock...

Getting back to profitability

Is it time to talk about making returns

The economic cost of period-shaming

Let us talk about periods. No, not the punctuation mark. The one related to women’s menstrual cycles. The one that men –...