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...

Pakistan’s Stock Market: No pandemonium, for the moment

  Imran Khan is not the only one celebrating ‘Yom-e-Tashakkur’, many at the stock market are doing the same. The Pakistan Stock Exchange...

The real accountability

Accountability is a damaged word in Pakistan. Recent rains in Karachi brought out various aspects of public service delivery in this large...

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...

Our unsavoury grocery trip

I remember my mother used to say, “Eat a good meal first and then go to the grocery store.” I learnt the...

Careem plots move into delivery sector, will this strategy crystallize?

Pakistan’s technology sector remains nascent, but dynamics of the industry will follow global patterns and see replication at a scale which could...

Automotive industry feels the pinch

Pakistan’s auto industry is the quintessential oligopoly, with only three major players assembling a handful of automobiles: Honda, Indus Motors (Toyota) and...

How valuable is your bureaucracy?

For decades now the issue monetization of perks has been on the table. No action has been taken because the powerful secretaries...

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...

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...

The strange tale of a Sindhi folk song and CPEC

“Ho Jamalo, Wa Wah Jamalo” are words that have been ringing in my ears for over three decades.  But it was only...

No better time than now, to move back!

I moved back to Lahore close to the end of 2015, with a heavy heart, worried about the lack of attractive digital-business...

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...

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...

Technology Vs Crime

Technology has dramatically changed how we connect and socialize today. The associated communication revolution like communication mobility and social media revolution has...