200 million people and zero unicorns

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

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

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

Daronomics and its aftershocks

A familiar mess that the PTI has inherited

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.

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...

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...

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....

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Cement prices surge to previous levels in Punjab

LAHORE: Cement prices, after witnessing a drop of almost 15pc during the last five months, have started reverting to the previous level in the northern...

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ADB approves $50m additional contribution to expand CGIF’s operations

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $50 million additional capital contribution to support the guarantee operations of the Credit Guarantee Investment Facility...