A much-overdue reckoning

If the news of the ban on Pakistani citizens getting new visas to the United Arab Emirates are true – and early...

The government needs to stop embarrassing itself

The tragedy of the government of Pakistan is that they seem entirely unaware of just how embarrassingly asinine their ideas tend to...

The power of banks

Yes, dear readers, yet another cover on the banking sector. The second consecutive one, in fact. There is more to Pakistani businesses and...

Freedom of conscience must be protected by the law

There are two big problems with the statistic that 97% of Pakistanis are Muslim: the first is that it assumes that all...

A key policy success

It is our contention that – for all our complaining about corruption and incompetence – every administration in Pakistani history has been...

The rising economic power of Pakistani women

Two things are simultaneously true about Pakistan, both as a society and as an economy: it is heavily – and unjustifiably –...

Our readers worry us

We hope the response on our story on the Naya Pakistan Certificates is not illustrative of Naya Pakistan itself

Creating second-class citizens

The biggest downside of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) obsession with Pakistani expatriates is that they have a tendency to bend over...

Making the internet work for all

Sometimes, in order to gain more control over a situation, you have to let things go. That is most certainly the case...

Take the hammer to the rent-seekers

In general, this magazine believes in free markets, which can often mean we advocate for the removal of what we view as...

Set the money free

Suppose, for a minute, that you are perusing the internet, looking to buy a property, and you find a listing online for...

Taking the wrong kind of credit for the right kind of policy

Over the past few months, the signs have been unmistakable: Pakistan’s current account has stabilised, with a small surplus in October 2019...

Distorted incentives, distorted economy

There is a running theme across many of the stories we cover in this week’s issue of Profit: how distorted incentives can...

The economic cost of period-shaming

Let us talk about periods. No, not the punctuation mark. The one related to women’s menstrual cycles. The one that men –...

Rent-seeking behaviour

The biggest difference between being pro-free markets – which this publication is – and being pro-business – which is a seemingly similar,...