Nasir Jamal

Breathing space for the economy

The government is expecting savings of $2bn, or 0.8pc of GDP, on the oil import bill during the current fiscal year Updated Dec 15, 2014 07:26am

Investing in the future

Pakistan is one of eight countries where the Chinese govt plans to help its investors set up special economic zones. Updated Dec 08, 2014 07:53am

SMEs’ struggle for survival

“Over the last few years, I have been observing a growing trend of people entering trade, instead of investing... Published Dec 01, 2014 06:22am

A local brand-driven business

The Super Asia group’s annual sales turnover, including exports of Rs350m, is around Rs2bn Updated Nov 24, 2014 07:51am

Sound of silent revival

Jamaat was founded to spread the message of Islam. It disavows jihad and any other violent path towards Islamic revival. Updated Nov 12, 2014 08:02am

Industry profile of Gujranwala

The city, according to the president of the GCCI contributes almost 9pc to the national output, Updated Nov 10, 2014 08:20am

Textile policy delayed

The industry is expecting priority energy supply, tax-free import of machinery and duty drawbacks of up to 3pc on Published Nov 03, 2014 06:47am

Virgin land for IT ventures

‘The number of internet users is growing rapidly with the launch of 3G/4G and a fall in prices of smart phones. Published Oct 27, 2014 07:01am

Concerns over growing poverty

‘Higher growth and investment alone do not guarantee a remedy. Even our public investment policies are... Published Oct 20, 2014 06:27am

Eyeing productive investment

‘If the businessmen must spend their capital on productive investments to create jobs and stimulate the economy, the Published Oct 13, 2014 06:25am

South Asia’s dismal HDIs

‘Unless you have a good set of economic policies and evenly distribute resources to cut poverty and make everyone Published Oct 06, 2014 01:53am

Spirit of entrepreneurship

‘If we give our entrepreneurs the respect they deserve, they can do miracles for this country and its people’ Published Sep 29, 2014 06:12am

Textile growth shift

“If you read through our quarterly reports, you will trace eroding profitability to energy bills and rupee... Updated Sep 22, 2014 09:00pm

Our side of the flood story

Pakistan is far from finding a fix for monsoon flooding, or from minimising loss of life and other damage. Published Sep 19, 2014 05:39am

Floods to hit growth rate

The 2010 floods had pulled down GDP growth to just 2.6pc against the target of 4.5pc for 2010-11. Updated Sep 21, 2014 08:56am