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...

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....

Stemming the Tide: The Halting of Brain Drain in Pakistan vis-à-vis CPEC

BY: Muhammad Muzammil Zia & Ismail Pirzada, Centre of Excellence for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, (CoE-CPEC) [email protected] LAHORE Since the independence of Pakistan, the South Asian drive and appreciation...

Is the modern professional too busy to exercise?

A friend of mine, who is several years younger, went for a regular medical check-up recently. He was told that he had...

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...

The Future of Water in Pakistan

By Rimsha Zahid In Pakistan’s agro-based economy, where agricultural production depends largely on irrigated areas, watersheds and their management can have significant positive impact on...

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,...

Islamabad blues: why capital calling is bad business

Has anyone ever taken the 7 am PIA flight from Karachi to Islamabad? If you have, you would see a line of businesspeople and...

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...

Return of the Bull

LAHORE by REMSHAY AHMED Pakistan has managed to gather a spot on the global economic scene recently after achieving the status of an emerging market by...

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...

Why are we subsidizing car-use?

When I write about going high, everyone responds, “what about parking?” My response “we don’t need parking!” is met with shock. We are making cities...

Could Pakistan be on the verge of an internet blackout?

The curse of slow internet speeds and complaints about it seem to be a daily ritual here in Pakistan. Open social media websites like...

Kill transactions, kill economic growth

Shopping malls are empty, consumer businesses are reporting losses in double digits, people are losing jobs while new ones are not available, and new...

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ISLAMABAD: The sales of motorcycles and three-wheelers dipped 9.91pc in August 2019 when compared with the corresponding month of last year, Pakistan Automobile Manufacturing...