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

Under the wings of the great Jack Ma

Bykea Founder and Daraz Co-Founder Muneeb Maayr’s memoir of his time with Jack Ma – Founder and CEO AliBaba Group

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...

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

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....

Daronomics and its aftershocks

A familiar mess that the PTI has inherited

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...

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,...

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...

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....

Pakistan needs to get out of the comfort zone, end cycle of borrowing

Pakistan is stuck in a repeated cycle of borrowing to pay back money it already owes to other countries. The scary part - it seems like it has become too comfortable with it.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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