An annoying blend of oddities!

Commercial business activity, encompassing all economic and monetary pursuits, from delivering a newspaper to managing a multimillion rupee company in Pakistan, is perhaps like...

The year in energy

The year 2017 was touted as one of development for the energy sector of Pakistan, with several energy projects progressing and also receiving approval....

Corrupting power

Pakistan’s energy crisis remains an issue that several governments have failed to tackle during their reign over the nation. The state of affairs of...

Powerful smog

Earlier this month the PM2.5 levels in Lahore went beyond 1,000 micrograms per cubic meter, which is 30 times more than the safe limit....

Dollar brawler

Ever wondered why the rupee quotes at 108.20 or 110 and not at Rs120 or Rs125 to a dollar? It’s not much different from...

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....

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...

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...

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Three major banks are up for sale. Who will buy them?

For the first time in Pakistani history, three perfectly healthy and viable banks are simultaneously up for sale. None of them is a distressed...

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