Recipe for sustained growth of jobs in Pakistan to meet youth bulge

They ask me to give ideas for increasing employment in Pakistan. The answer they are expecting is build more industry, more industrial...

How Pakistan can avoid the “Dutch Disease”

Should the country soon find itself awash in hydrocarbon wealth, how it chooses to manage that surplus will be critical

Daronomics and its aftershocks

A familiar mess that the PTI has inherited

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

200 million people and zero unicorns

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

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...

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...

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...

The problem of revenue is bad tax policy, not cheating

Revenue generation is important but not top priority as in last 3 decades. Much effort and money has been spent in collecting...

Return of the Stay-at-Home Mom: The Way Forward

According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2016, Pakistan ranks 143 out of 144 countries in the gender...

Return of the Stay at Home Mom – The Second Innings

During the time when I was desperately looking for a job, I got a call from a recruitment manager of a well-known...

The mechanics of privatisation

We hear the same things over and over again. You can open the headlines from half a century ago and they will...

The opportunity of dead capital

Economics has become a science of the loudmouth with numbers. Economists come on TV to show off that they have numbers and...

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...

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...