“Lahore L’hore ay” – but is Lahori culture good for business?

 Having spent my childhood in Lahore but worked most of my life at corporations based in Karachi, a return to the city...

Why tax-to-GDP is a farce

Pakistan’s economy has been in a chokehold for the past two years. The problem is that there are too many elephants in...

The coming change to Pakistan’s mortgage market

Change can often come from unexpected quarters. A recent ruling from the Lahore High Court on the law concerning mortgages – specifically,...

Pakistan’s 2020 real estate prospects and challenges

Pakistan has been in a real estate rut since 2017. 2020 may be the year we break out of it, but the government will have to play its cards right

Letting go

Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. But it takes knowing your limitations and a big heart to make small, family business into large international companies. 

On KLF manels, and why financial inclusion for women matters

Think of this as the Profit female reporters’ manifesto on calling out corporate fluff.

Change the sheriff, do not increase our taxes

About 60 million uneducated children will enter our labour force over the next decade. All of us should focus our attention to...

Absurd demands from would-be autocrats

The news that the government of Pakistan plans to demand that social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, etc. set up...

The State Bank’s silent payments revolution

How the SBP's latest circular could have far-reaching consequences for the state of digital Pakistan

Imran Khan at Davos

Of all leaders Pakistan has ever had in its history, Imran Khan should be completely comfortable at Davos. Only once before did...

The problem of revenue is bad tax policy, not cheating

Revenue generation is important but not top priority as in last 3 decades. Much effort and money has been spent in collecting...

‘Voodoo’ Economics, Habib Metro bank and a noodle

We were spoiled for choice this issue of Profit when it came to deciding what our cover story would be. It’s a...

The mechanics of privatisation

We hear the same things over and over again. You can open the headlines from half a century ago and they will...

To privatise or not to privatise?

On a recent trip to London, I could not help but follow the media coverage of the upcoming general election in the...

A real upgrade

Over the past couple of weeks, the government got some good news: Moody’s, the New York-based global ratings firm, decided to upgrade...