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

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

The State Bank’s silent payments revolution

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

Daronomics and its aftershocks

A familiar mess that the PTI has inherited

Did Pakistan win the Covid-19 weather lottery?

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began its global assault in early 2020, scientists across the globe have been working against the clock...

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...

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...

Rebuild Karachi

The city’s decline may have much to do with a lack of political ownership, but the situation cannot be allowed to continue. The way out is for the business community to step up with a common agenda

“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.

The lucrative business of being white in Pakistan

If you’re white and your career isn’t going anywhere, Pakistan is your second lease on life

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,...

Pakistan’s EV future

The electrification of cars is inevitable, but are we prepared for the inevitable economic impact that comes with it?

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...

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...

Why most board rooms at Pakistan Inc. are nothing more than a hoax

In my career in the corporate sector and now as a strategy consultant I have often seen corporate boards of listed companies...