Running a tight ship

One of my all-time favorite movies has to be Braveheart (1995). The movie had many powerful scenes and the one that we have depicted...

THE FIRST STEP TO SOLVING A PROBLEM

Dr. Daniel Ritz, President and CEO of PTCL and Jeff Daniels, the acclaimed American actor, seem to have more than their name in common....

Editor’s Note: Moral cowardice

For a minute there, we had hope.To anyone who has hoped for a more tolerant Pakistan, where a person is judged not by their...

Time is of the essence

 Rivers of gold. That's what media mogul Rupert Murdoch once said about the classifieds section in newspapers.Now, though I am definitely no Pakistani Murdoch,...

Editor’s Note: A culture of accountability

Business journalism in Pakistan has historically been a loser beat, and in most news organisations, it still is. And come to think of it,...

Editors Note: Dalda goes public

With our financial capital markets as nascent as they are, any discussion of a major company going public is going to be half parts...

Editors Note: Passing the baton

She’s going to be the fourth Tapal to run the tea empire. The odds are against Mehvish Tapal. At least statistically speaking. Studies have...

Seth-ification ahoy!

Received wisdom told us that, given enough time, sophistication and exposure to best modern practices, family-run firms would transform into professionally run companies, with...

Editor’s Note: Of a lack of imagination and unsold shirts

Pakistan’s retail market. Sound out anyone, not just within the country, but also abroad, you’ll hear the same optimism about it. “135 Million Millennials...

Editor’s Note: The dangers of misinformation

It used to be that companies would hire public relations firms to manage their image in the media by trying to put the best...

Editor’s Note: PIA’s turnaround effort

It is no secret that Pakistan’s state-owned enterprises are almost invariably badly run, but even by the Government of Pakistan’s atrocious standards, the national...

Editor’s Note: Freedom of the business press

It has been one full year of ‘Profit’. At the risk of sounding too full of ourselves, I think we can go ahead and...

Editor’s note: Clicks but not without bricks

Yes, digital is the future in all sectors, including banking. Yes, Standard Chartered has a bit of a first movers advantage within the sector;...

Keeping fingers crossed

Things aren’t too bad on the foreign exchange reserves front. At $22.4 billion, our reserves seem to be sitting pretty; higher than they have...

LEAP OF FAITH

Johnny and Jugnu, a local burger joint has of late taken Lahore by storm. As tempting as it sounds, that, however, is not the...

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Kinnow exports likely to touch 400,000 tonnes this season

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has exported around 350,000 tonnes of kinnow during the current season as compared to 335,000 tonnes during the previous season, registering an increase...

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