Afshan Subohi

Buoyant consumer market

Economists who deal exclusively in verifiable data find it difficult to justify persistent surge in consumer market.

MDGs: most indicators off-track

IT would perhaps be embarrassing for Pakistan to sell ‘environmental sustainability,’ as the only achievable...

Dynamics of online commerce

‘The market is on the cusp of a change here, and will alter radically over the next decade’

Reality check

Trade bodies and investor representatives have rejected the PTI’s call for civil disobedience

A case of breach of understanding?

Optimists have not lost hope, but odds are said to be too heavy against tackling the feedstock gas price issue.

Spike in Eid shopping

Pakistanis probably find markets irresistible and the visits to the malls therapeutic.

Ramazan economy

The collective productivity of the nation falls, but family spending peaks during Ramazan

Slower capital accumulation

“The government is mindful of the situation and is targeting higher investment in private and public sectors to attain a

Improving retail data collection

Turnover data collected directly from points-of-sales at selected retail outlets, including restaurants, is likely to

Gap in low-cost housing

THE federal, Sindh and Punjab budgets have made special allocations for funding low-cost housing projects for which ...

Bloated, opaque provincial budgets

IN the accounting exercise, the Sindh budget fares better in transparency than those of Punjab and Khyber...

Groping in the dark

THE expanded Rs686 billion Sindh budget deals with effects of a troubled provincial economy reflected in rising...

Lure of old economic model

Infrastructure projects, expansion of the private sector best way to address unemployment, poverty: Ishaq Dar.

CCP assessing media giants

Competition Commission of Pakistan Chairman Dr Joseph Wilson conceded that there are big gaps in the pool of information

The rhetoric of poverty reduction

In 2014, the poverty rate in Pakistan, as projected by independent think-tanks, is estimated to be between 30-35pc.

Dogmatism vs pragmatism

Both India and Pakistan will now be ruled by governments enjoying the backing of two-thirds of legislators in their