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!

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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....

Dollar brawler

Ever wondered why the rupee quotes at 108.20 or 110 and not at Rs120 or Rs125 to a dollar? It’s not much different from...

Financial inclusivity: Where does Pakistan stand?

Pakistan is a lower middle-income economy, located in the heart of South Asia, with a GDP estimated at $284 Billion (2016), and a population...

Male Allies vs Silent Bystanders – #metoo

Since the latest high profile sexual harassment scandal of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced on the media around the world, a number of women have...

The cost of surplus power

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi recently said that the country would experience an electricity surplus in the region of 2,400-3,400 MW by February next...

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 be unprecedented...

Gaslight at the end of PSX tunnel

The week ending on October 14 had been precarious for the PSX and investors as political tensions gave the market a good old hammering....

Pakistan looking into the sun

Pakistan entered the realms of solar power generation as late as in the year 2012, a very delayed development for a country in which...

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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