The utilities must transform

If you live in Pakistan and have recently received your gas bill, I bet you are fuming (pun intended). Gas consumers have received their...

A tale of two entrepreneurs (Editor’s Note)

This week, Profit chronicles the tale of two men who are in some ways a study in contrasts: one who is at the pinnacle...

Daraz.pk : Let it live or let it die?

Rumour has it that Alibaba wants to buy Daraz.pk from Rocket Internet for $150 million (approx Rs 1500 crores). If the transaction goes through,...

Pakistan’s Basic Billionaires

How the wealthy elite in Pakistan remains unimaginative with their use of capital, and why that is holding the nation back

Kill transactions, kill economic growth

Shopping malls are empty, consumer businesses are reporting losses in double digits, people are losing jobs while new ones are not available, and new...

What makes Pakistan plump for IMF time and time again?

Pakistan has been approaching International Monitoring Fund (IMF), intermittently, since 1988. The last programme was successfully completed during the period 2013-16. However, within a...

A guide to ending tax evasion in Pakistan

No issue in Pakistan currently attracts as much attention as that of tax evasion. On one hand, we have the people of Pakistan accusing...

Balance for better: Are women’s networks really needed?

Ideally, we’re all part of the human race. We all have equal possibilities in the world based on our abilities and desire. We all...

Why Fauji Meat is the smartest decision made by the Fauji group in decades

The worst way to think about a profitable investment strategy – whether it be as an individual investor or as a CEO thinking about...

Fiscal discipline: A comparison between PML-N and PPP regimes

Over a passage of time, it becomes important that we reflect into the economic performances of the PML-N and PPP regimes respectively and gain...

Editors Note: Rich, yes, but how rich?

“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.” J.Paul GettyForbes Magazine has an obsession with the world’s billionaires. The publication’s...

How Pakistan can avoid the “Dutch Disease”

Should the country soon find itself awash in hydrocarbon wealth, how it chooses to manage that surplus will be critical

Explainer: Pakistan’s twin deficits and how can they be contained?

A vicious cycle leads to these “twin deficits” which is an increase in consumption of imports, reduction in savings and an increase in foreign capital injection single-handedly deteriorates the current account balance

Leap Of Faith

A few months ago I took my head office team to a team building session at a nearby resort. Although I was heading the...

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