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10 focus areas for Pakistan’s economic prosperity

In order to build long-term competitiveness and prosperity in the Pakistani economy, here are some things that merit the government’s attention

Name’s matter, even in the stock market

"Whats in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" - Romeo & Juliet  Shakespeare...

Why the market cannot be trusted to develop a vaccine

  Are there enough incentives for firms to develop a vaccine for Covid-19? On the face of it, I shouldn’t even be asking...

Pakistanis don’t trust the PSX. They should

With the stock market looked at with suspicion, what investors need to understand is that fraud will always be out there, and being not having faith is just counterproductive.

KP’s very own grid company is up for a long haul journey

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has recently decided to set up a provincial grid company, a decision being widely hailed as a...

The A, B, C and D of leadership in crunchtime

As the Corono pandemic hits Pakistan at a time of a general economic downturn, it is important for business leaders not to lose track of the role they have to play in this moment

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

Lahore seems to have some natural advantages when it comes to business. Why is Karachi still far ahead? It’s all about the culture.

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...

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...

The State Bank’s silent payments revolution

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

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...

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...