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 sagacity of...

Where are our cities?

 Why do Pakistani official circles still like to maintain Pakistan is a rural country? Every pronouncement of government, at the cabinet table and even...

What Shanghai Electric is inheriting from Abraaj

The problem with buying a monopoly is that you never really think about the competition until it is too late. Shanghai Electric’s $1.77 billion...

Should we have a Planning Commission?

Kh Asif with his caustic remark “if here had been a Planning commission then, Taj Mahal would not be built!’ I am glad that...

Taken for a ride: Uber’s free ride wasn’t free after all

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Argentinian investors urged to explore Pakistani market

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi said on Monday that Pakistan's unique geographical location and investment-friendly regime offered lucrative business opportunities to foreign businessmen.In a meeting...