Dawn News

Afshan Subohi

Changing charity landscape

There is no systematic data collection to quantify the value of philanthropy, but the activity is massive. Updated Jul 06, 2015 10:34am

Flexibility in budget-making

The govt’s haste in getting the finance bill endorsed during the opposition’s walkout from the NA is unnecessary. Updated Jun 29, 2015 09:40am

Sindh budget: sift facts from fiction

Budget proposals avoid addressing issue of investor's trust deficit or closing the widening development gap with Punjab. Updated Jun 22, 2015 09:32am

Tracking poverty, unemployment

Ahsan Iqbal, the planning and development minister, disputed the finance ministry’s unemployment rate figure at a press Published Jun 15, 2015 06:40am

Business not enthused

The reluctant private sector finds the business environment not yet congenial for long-term investment in industry. Updated Jun 08, 2015 07:50am

Regressive tax regime

Distressed citizenz who struggle for a decent living in a hostile economic environment get penalised by indirect taxes. Updated Jun 01, 2015 09:20am

Sindh budget — urban renewal

Sindh budget to provide greater allocations for visible development projects in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur. Updated May 25, 2015 08:16am

Budget 2015-16: hunger for growth

It is difficult for the cash-strapped government to present a ‘please-all budget’ for fiscal year 2015-16. Updated May 18, 2015 08:04am

Capital seeks foreign outlets

Local companies have expanded into countries in Middle East, Far East and South Asia, as well as in Canada, UK and US. Updated May 11, 2015 08:43am

Labour stress

The effects of labour mismanagement are not limited to the working masses but encompass the whole economy. Updated May 04, 2015 09:50am

Hiccups in free trade agreements

Islamabad has not yet resolved issue of cess imposed by Sri Lanka on pipe and tube imports, leading to export losses. Updated May 04, 2015 09:14am

Brisk sales of appliances

China reaping benefits of Pakistan's changing lifestyle, as it exports bulk of key components used in home appliances. Updated Apr 06, 2015 08:22am

Stagnant exports

Pakistan’s exports have been stagnant for the last four years (since FY10-11), vacillating in a narrow band of $24-25bn. Updated Apr 01, 2015 01:41am

Price range of summer fabrics

At the lower end of cotton fabrics market, prices are stable; but at higher end, customers are clinching value deals. Updated Mar 24, 2015 09:01am

Springtime for fabrics market

Size of the cotton fabric market has been projected to expand at the normal pace of about 5pc in 2014-15. Updated Mar 16, 2015 09:37am