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

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 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...

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...

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...

Why Fauji Meat is the smartest decision made by the Fauji group in decades

The worst way to think about a profitable investment strategy – whether it be as an individual investor or as a CEO thinking about...

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,...

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...

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...

How do consultants, donors and Pakistani ministries solve problems?

The flood of 2010 showed me (I was Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commision then) how dysfunctional policy was in Pakistan and yet how...

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...

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....

Daronomics and its aftershocks

A familiar mess that the PTI has inherited

200 million people and zero unicorns

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

Digital Distribution – The Case for Digitizing Pension Payments in Pakistan

Pension payments in Pakistan constitute one of the largest payouts at an institutional level in cash. With modern technology bringing a wave of change...

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