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...

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,...

Return of the Stay-at-Home-Mom – Part 2

A few weeks ago I told you a story of a dreamer, since then I have received a lot of messages from people especially...

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...

The Return of the Stay at Home Mom!

  While all the other little girls played with Barbies and doll houses, this peculiar one dreamt of the stars and the galaxy and her...

Digital Distribution – The Case for Digitizing Pension Payments in Pakistan

Pension payments in Pakistan constitute one of the largest payouts at an institutional level in cash. With modern technology bringing a wave of change...

Coping with the ‘overvalued’ exchange rate dilemma

Exchange rate management is considered as one of the most critical aspects of economic policymaking, particularly in countries that are vulnerable to balance of...

Our unsavoury grocery trip

I remember my mother used to say, “Eat a good meal first and then go to the grocery store.” I learnt the sagacity of...

Where are our cities?

  Why do Pakistani official circles still like to maintain Pakistan is a rural country? Every pronouncement of government, at the cabinet table and even...

What Shanghai Electric is inheriting from Abraaj

The problem with buying a monopoly is that you never really think about the competition until it is too late. Shanghai Electric’s $1.77 billion...

Should we have a Planning Commission?

Kh Asif with his caustic remark “if here had been a Planning commission then, Taj Mahal would not be built!’ I am glad that...

Taken for a ride: Uber’s free ride wasn’t free after all

It was 9:07 pm and my thoughts raced like a tangled mess, loops of thread getting stuck at adjacent knots and reversing only to...

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