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Afshan Subohi

Currency shakeup

Pakistan dismisses the possibility of going the Indian way of ‘shock and awe’ on currency demonetisation. Updated Nov 28, 2016 08:39am

A round trip home

PAKISTANI professionals working in the Middle East are nervous over the murky regional situation as polarisation... Published Nov 21, 2016 06:59am

Upsetting the apple cart

Dragging the informal economy out of the shadows could upset the apple cart by exposing small businesses to challenges. Updated Nov 07, 2016 11:27am

Resilient despite all odds

Consumers were found to be optimistic about the future and their personal finances … though about two-third of ... Published Oct 31, 2016 06:44am

The business of perception

Businessmen dislike street politics which, they feel, infuses uncertainty and hurts sentiments. Published Oct 24, 2016 07:07am

Country image amidst global concerns

Pakistan appears too consumed by internal politics and border skirmishes with its neighbours to partake in contemporary Published Oct 17, 2016 07:02am

Sway of dogmatic thinking

No one contested the perception that all relevant policies are cheap imitations of policies in practice. Updated Oct 10, 2016 08:18am

Do we care about the US elections?

Business tycoons do not expect the eventual triumph of either candidate to directly affect Pakistan or its economy. Updated Oct 03, 2016 08:11am

A balance shift

ECC challenges Super Court ruling barring it from executing decisions without approval of the cabinet. Updated Sep 19, 2016 09:24am

The Chinese imprint

The initially reluctant private sector is now actively pursuing Chinese involvement to be a part of the great game Updated Sep 05, 2016 09:52am

Sindh’s second chance?

‘One month is too short a period to assess performance, more so in Sindh, marred by peculiar complexities. Updated Aug 29, 2016 08:00am

Amendments in the sales tax act

The blockage of input tax adjustment change is neither wise nor fair, says Ehsan Malik, CEO PBC. Updated Aug 22, 2016 07:57am

Rescuing the jobless

Based on the profile of people leaving the country to work abroad, the composition is shifting towards better skilled. Updated Aug 08, 2016 08:51am

Big business groups fear fragmentation

Reversal of fiscal measures taken a decade ago to encourage consolidation of business groups threaten industrial growth. Updated Aug 01, 2016 07:43am