The year in energy

The year 2017 was touted as one of development for the energy sector of Pakistan, with several energy projects progressing and also receiving approval....

Corrupting power

Pakistan’s energy crisis remains an issue that several governments have failed to tackle during their reign over the nation. The state of affairs of...

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...

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....

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: 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...

Dollar brawler

Ever wondered why the rupee quotes at 108.20 or 110 and not at Rs120 or Rs125 to a dollar? It’s not much different from...

Financial inclusivity: Where does Pakistan stand?

Pakistan is a lower middle-income economy, located in the heart of South Asia, with a GDP estimated at $284 Billion (2016), and a population...

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...

The cost of surplus power

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi recently said that the country would experience an electricity surplus in the region of 2,400-3,400 MW by February next...

Careem plots move into delivery sector, will this strategy crystallize?

Pakistan’s technology sector remains nascent, but dynamics of the industry will follow global patterns and see replication at a scale which could be unprecedented...

Gaslight at the end of PSX tunnel

The week ending on October 14 had been precarious for the PSX and investors as political tensions gave the market a good old hammering....

Case of missing aircraft, mismanagement, cronyism, indiscipline, kickbacks, & pilferage haunts PIA

PIA is a statutory state-owned organisation, subject to the regulatory control of Pakistan CAA and every other country whose airspace it overflies or lands...

Pakistan looking into the sun

Pakistan entered the realms of solar power generation as late as in the year 2012, a very delayed development for a country in which...

Pakistan’s misplaced tax policy

One of the major features of tax policy under PML-N government has been its incessant focus on expanding Pakistan’s tax net. To achieve this...

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PM likely to sack entire economic squad

Finance Minister Asad Umar, FBR chairman, SBP governor expected to be sent packing Energy minister Omar Ayyub likely to head finance ministry Finance...

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ADB to provide $7.5bn to Pakistan in three years

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has planned to support Pakistan with lending of $7.528 billion for various development projects during the next three years.In its...