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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...

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...

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...

We have come a long way, the wrong way!

There was a time, not too long ago, when mankind exhibited a remarkable level of intelligence. It was a time when technology was feeble...

The state of housing finance in Pakistan

Housing is a fundamental need whose provision can ensure a minimum standard of welfare for a family unit. Indeed, it has been recognized as...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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!

The Bitcoin Craze: Should you jump in?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 3 years, chances are you must have been acquainted with the recent surge in...

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...

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...

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...

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Banks asked to facilitate credit card holders

The State Bank of Pakistan on Monday issued a circular regarding ‘Operational Guidelines for Credit Card Business in Pakistan’.The central bank observed that most...