Time to deregulate oil prices

If there is one habit we wish the government of Pakistan would try to kick, it is the insane attempts to assert political control...

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...

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 make his...

The 13th idea

In the run up to the federal budget, there are many points of view in the market of ideas for the government to act...

Editor’s Note: The evolution of Pakistani business education

Pakistanis, particularly graduates of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi, are fond of pointing out that IBA was the first business school...

Editor’s Note: The silver bullet

‘The government should drop the ancient practice of doling out plots as end-of-career economic security to its elite cadre of civil and military bureaucracy...

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,...

The wrong kind of governing

You can always trust the government of Pakistan to take a look at a problem created by the private sector in the country and...

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: Fuel price populism

There is absolutely no subject over which the Pakistani media collectively loses its mind over more than fuel prices. No matter how miniscule 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 ahead and...

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 Imran Khan...

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, whenever the...

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,...

Editor’s Note: For once, it’s not their fault

The rupee’s precipitous dive on Friday, November 30 has led to recriminations and accusations of incompetent economic management on the part of the Imran...

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