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Afshan Subohi

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

Strategic asset left idle

Bankers who financed the project are actively looking for investors to sell the project to clear claims, NBP senior. Updated Jul 25, 2016 08:50pm

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