The meaning of culture

“I came to see during my time at IBM that culture is not just one aspect of the game, it is the game. In...

The opportunity of dead capital

Economics has become a science of the loudmouth with numbers. Economists come on TV to show off that they have numbers and predictions. They...

Why can’t we compete in global markets?

Why are Pakistani businesses unable to compete in the global markets? What is it that inhibits them from breaking through overseas? As our exports...

The wrong kind of governing

You can always trust the government of Pakistan to take a look at a problem created by the private sector in the country and...

The most worrying chart (Editor’s Note)

There is one chart that gives us a heart attack every time we look at it: one that shows Pakistan’s average income...

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

Is the modern professional too busy to exercise?

A friend of mine, who is several years younger, went for a regular medical check-up recently. He was told that he had...

Where are the opportunities for the poor?

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced the Ehsas program for poverty alleviation — an admirable step. But more than government aid the...

Imran Khan: Build governance, discontinue Raja Rule

For too long we have had arbitrary government run by elected rajas who personalized governance without due process, record-keeping or transparency. One lasting legacy...

200 million people and zero unicorns

A successful Pakistani Silicon Valley entrepreneur opens up about building the next great startup in Pakistan

Taking the menace of gas theft head on

UFG is theft of natural gas that makes up a whopping 51 per cent of the total gas lost

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...

No, Prime Minister, the problem is you (Editorial)

The premiership of Imran Khan is what happens when the collective wisdom of upper middle class drawing rooms in Pakistan comes to life and...

Budget – Not all is doom and gloom

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s PTI led government has announced a tough budget to arrest the alarming build up in public debt over the last...

Islamabad blues: why capital calling is bad business

Has anyone ever taken the 7 am PIA flight from Karachi to Islamabad? If you have, you would see a line of businesspeople and...

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