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Afshan Subohi

Dynamics of Eid spending

The sale of mobile phones and car accessories also emerged as hot items claiming consumers’ special attention this year. Updated Jul 11, 2016 08:02am

Zakat: outlet for worthy causes

Last year the total cash and in-kind donations by companies and individuals were projected at about Rs240bn. Updated Jul 04, 2016 07:55am

Ramazan lifts up consumer market

Keeping with the usual trend, grocery bills swelled again this Ramazan pushing up the monthly household expense level. Updated Jun 27, 2016 08:14am

Sway of the landed gentry

Murad Ali Shah is trying to mobilise more resources locally but without widening the tax net or increasing tax rates Published Jun 20, 2016 06:25am

Middle class left to fend for itself

In turbulent Pakistan two years is a long time but the next budget has been crafted keeping the 2018 elections in view. Updated Jun 06, 2016 10:02am

No excitement for investors

Corporate Pakistan that has both the capacity and capability to boost investment to lift all boats did not find the... Published Jun 06, 2016 06:59am

How to wade thru’ murky waters

Investors looking to commit resources in the CPEC-related projects are anxious: business tycoon on Panamaleaks Updated May 23, 2016 08:03am

Promise of a business-friendly budget

The business community sees incremental economic growth in the year ahead but rules out a sharp increase in the rate. Updated May 16, 2016 09:33am

Anxiety outweighs excitement

Over the past two weeks the real estate prices have climbed. Investors are again looking for short-term options. Published May 02, 2016 06:40am

Unaddressed social concerns

Dr Abdul Malik wants assurance of environmental standards, a job quota for locals and electricity to Bela district. Published Apr 25, 2016 06:49am