Nasir Jamal

Developing new seed varieties

Developing new seed varieties

Hybrid technology has helped more than double the per acre rice yield to 4,800-5,200 kilos, boosting farmers’ income, and... Published 28 Nov, 2022 08:00am

Emergence of proptech

Pakistan’s real estate market is fraught with fraud and millions of unsuspecting aspiring homeowners have lost their life savings. Updated 14 Nov, 2022 09:26am

Deepening crises

Political developments can be crucial to the economy in the next few weeks. Updated 07 Nov, 2022 08:35am
A lifeline from abroad

A lifeline from abroad

Workers’ remittances make up nearly 8.5pc of Pakistan’s overall GDP. Published 31 Oct, 2022 06:32am
Synergy with telcos

Synergy with telcos

Pakistan has less than three per cent of the world’s population but 8pc of its unbanked adults Published 24 Oct, 2022 07:38am
A risky bet

A risky bet

The central bank’s recent track record during the pre and post-Covid periods doesn’t inspire much confidence. Updated 17 Oct, 2022 09:26am
A ‘spiced up’ venture

A ‘spiced up’ venture

Blends available in the market can cause ulcers because of the additives and preservatives mixed in them Published 11 Oct, 2022 08:20am
Bank accounts the asaan way

Bank accounts the asaan way

With the launch of Asaan Mobile Account scheme, you are all set in less than two minutes. Updated 03 Oct, 2022 09:47am
Time for share buybacks

Time for share buybacks

A stock buyback happens when a firm uses some of its excess cash to repurchase its own stock from the marketplace. Published 19 Sep, 2022 10:05am
Pharma lessons from India

Pharma lessons from India

A ‘managed’ deregulation process with a 2pc levy on turnover to set up a medicine fund may be a solution to appease all parties. Published 12 Sep, 2022 04:43am
The sinking of the ship

The sinking of the ship

The fast-paced surge in inflation and acute demand destruction show how the economic landscape will shape in upcoming months. Updated 05 Sep, 2022 09:52am

Nowhere to turn amidst devastation

With the rich countries focused on the Ukraine war as they cope with recessionary pressures and donor fatigue, international help Published 29 Aug, 2022 09:45am
A disappointing trajectory

A disappointing trajectory

The question is how sustainable is it to depend on foreign largesse and ignore critical governance and fiscal reforms. Updated 15 Aug, 2022 09:47am
Poor man’s fintech

Poor man’s fintech

China-backed OPay plans to invest nearly $100 million in digital financial and payment infrastructure Updated 11 Aug, 2022 04:30pm
A case for indigenous coal

A case for indigenous coal

Consuming Thar’s coals reserves could bring down electricity rates and reduce reliance on imports. Updated 01 Aug, 2022 10:39am

An IMF-directed decision

The hike in interest rates will significantly increase the debt burden of the government and the costs of its servicing but it. Updated 13 Jul, 2022 10:16am
Rebuilding CPEC’s progress

Rebuilding CPEC’s progress

Lack of warmth from PTI and Pakistan’s economic conditions had slowed the Corridor’s momentum, but it is gradually picking up. Updated 04 Jul, 2022 10:02am