How Pakistan can avoid the “Dutch Disease”

Should the country soon find itself awash in hydrocarbon wealth, how it chooses to manage that surplus will be critical

A guide to ending tax evasion in Pakistan

No issue in Pakistan currently attracts as much attention as that of tax evasion. On one hand, we have the people of Pakistan accusing...

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

200 million people and zero unicorns

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

Fiscal discipline: A comparison between PML-N and PPP regimes

Over a passage of time, it becomes important that we reflect into the economic performances of the PML-N and PPP regimes respectively and gain...

Explainer: Pakistan’s twin deficits and how can they be contained?

A vicious cycle leads to these “twin deficits” which is an increase in consumption of imports, reduction in savings and an increase in foreign capital injection single-handedly deteriorates the current account balance

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...

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...

Business begins at home

It is high time we shift our diplomatic focus to our own businessmen in order to achieve desired objectives of attracting foreign investors

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...

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,...

Rooting for the uprooted

If we look at today's tech driven world, there are thousands of very successful Sheikh Chillis around us. Sheikh Chilli was a dreamer not a loser!

10 facts about milk that you should know

A huge public debate about milk quality has been raging in recent months. A lot of confusion and doubts spread through the mass media...

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...

Finding cigar butts

Last week must have shaken the faint-hearted. KSE-100 Index declined by 4.4%, the Pakistan rupee depreciated to a record low of Rs131 (-5%) and most...

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Kinnow exports likely to touch 400,000 tonnes this season

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has exported around 350,000 tonnes of kinnow during the current season as compared to 335,000 tonnes during the previous season, registering an increase...

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