Financial inclusivity: Where does Pakistan stand?

Pakistan is a lower middle-income economy, located in the heart of South Asia, with a GDP estimated at $284 Billion (2016), and a population...

Male Allies vs Silent Bystanders – #metoo

Since the latest high profile sexual harassment scandal of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced on the media around the world, a number of women have...

The cost of surplus power

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi recently said that the country would experience an electricity surplus in the region of 2,400-3,400 MW by February next...

Careem plots move into delivery sector, will this strategy crystallize?

Pakistan’s technology sector remains nascent, but dynamics of the industry will follow global patterns and see replication at a scale which could be unprecedented...

Gaslight at the end of PSX tunnel

The week ending on October 14 had been precarious for the PSX and investors as political tensions gave the market a good old hammering....

Case of missing aircraft, mismanagement, cronyism, indiscipline, kickbacks, & pilferage haunts PIA

PIA is a statutory state-owned organisation, subject to the regulatory control of Pakistan CAA and every other country whose airspace it overflies or lands...

Pakistan looking into the sun

Pakistan entered the realms of solar power generation as late as in the year 2012, a very delayed development for a country in which...

Pakistan’s misplaced tax policy

One of the major features of tax policy under PML-N government has been its incessant focus on expanding Pakistan’s tax net. To achieve this...

Onecoin: Cryptocurrency for the gullible

Our society seems to be fascinated with credulity and self-delusion. I first noticed this back in 2013, when “Engineer” Agha Waqar came up with...

Editor’s note: Clicks but not without bricks

Yes, digital is the future in all sectors, including banking. Yes, Standard Chartered has a bit of a first movers advantage within the sector;...

The Future of Water in Pakistan

By Rimsha Zahid In Pakistan’s agro-based economy, where agricultural production depends largely on irrigated areas, watersheds and their management can have significant positive impact on...

Planning Integration

Last week’s announcement of Pakistan inaugurating a steering committee dedicated to integrated energy planning (IEP) – with the US support – is both a...

The Bitcoin Craze: Should you jump in?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 3 years, chances are you must have been acquainted with the recent surge in...

Stemming the Tide: The Halting of Brain Drain in Pakistan vis-à-vis CPEC

BY: Muhammad Muzammil Zia & Ismail Pirzada, Centre of Excellence for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, (CoE-CPEC) [email protected] LAHORE Since the independence of Pakistan, the South Asian drive and appreciation...

Return of the Bull

LAHORE by REMSHAY AHMED Pakistan has managed to gather a spot on the global economic scene recently after achieving the status of an emerging market by...

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What cars are Hyundai-Nishat going to launch?

LAHORE: The hottest topic in Pakistan’s automobile industry today is the upcoming range of Hyundai hybrid cars being assembled in the country by the...