For the love of all that is holy, leave the rupee alone! (Editor’s Note)

We were almost there. After letting the rupee lose about a third of its value, albeit begrudgingly, there was hope that the...

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...

But what if the virus doesn’t go away?

Then we'll just have to call in the "helicopters".

Can PTCL’s new CEO turn back the clock?

The market just isn’t big enough for these many players. This is a statement that is thrown around a lot these days,...

Editor’s Note: Policy Reversals

There is no clearer indication that the current administration has absolutely no clue what they are doing on matters of fiscal policy...

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...

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...

Rent-seeking behaviour

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

A real upgrade

Over the past couple of weeks, the government got some good news: Moody’s, the New York-based global ratings firm, decided to upgrade...

Hop, Hop and Away!

Hussain Dawood is one of the richest men in Pakistan. However If one were to ask from exactly which business did he...

Editor’s Note: Why data journalism is struggling in Pakistan

This week, Profit will include two, seemingly contradictory ideas. We are replacing our “News Briefings” section with a “News in Numbers” section,...

Editor’s Note: The adult in the room?

If campaigns are conducted in poetry, and governing in prose, it appears that the Imran Khan Administration – at least insofar as...

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...

Editor’s Note: What will PTI’s economic policy look like

So it happened at last. The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, after 22 years of struggle, has finally managed to win an election, albeit with...

A disease Pakistan can do without

In this week’s cover story, we explore the advent of share buybacks in Pakistan’s capital markets, with major companies listed on the...