Fatima S Attarwala

Panda’s business of billions

Panda’s business of billions

Working backwards, a guesstimate of the size of the restaurant sector is about Rs134bn annually. Updated 05 Apr, 2021 09:30am
Why our drug market is askew

Why our drug market is askew

Some research indicates that about 40-50 per cent of drugs available in Pakistan are counterfeit. Updated 29 Mar, 2021 09:28am
The era of VCs and boom of start-ups

The era of VCs and boom of start-ups

In last 5 years, over $200m was raised by startups of which only about 3pc was towards female-founded or co-founded companies. Updated 08 Mar, 2021 08:54am
Wooing Pakistan

Wooing Pakistan

Italian ambassador expresses interest in deepening ties between the two countries. Updated 15 Feb, 2021 12:33pm
Disaster capitalism strikes

Disaster capitalism strikes

It’s a business model any capitalist would be proud of: purchase at zero cost and sell for half a million. Updated 01 Feb, 2021 09:20am
A basmati battle to win

A basmati battle to win

"If the impression is created that it only originates from India, then our exports will definitely take a hit," says exporter. Updated 02 Nov, 2020 10:30am
Of crops and drugs

Of crops and drugs

Bayer Pakistan CEO says he does see much future for multinationals in the drug sector. Updated 19 Oct, 2020 08:33am
Knives, footballs and riches

Knives, footballs and riches

Resistant to the economic fallout of Covid-19, Sialkot retained its workforce during the pandemic with no mass layoffs. Updated 12 Oct, 2020 08:45am
Taking stock

Taking stock

It has been 12 years since the end of the musical chairs of military rule and bouts of interrupted democracy. Published 24 Aug, 2020 06:29am
The best-laid plans of mice and men

The best-laid plans of mice and men

Short of a winged messenger bringing glad tidings, all talk of the growth rate and future prospects is just that: talk. Published 15 Jun, 2020 01:08pm
Reality check

Reality check

INFLATION is down to single digits and the balance of trade has improved. Updated 08 Jun, 2020 08:38am
Holes in the package boat

Holes in the package boat

If there was ever a time to go deep in debt and beg, borrow and steal to finance relief measures, it is now. Updated 27 Apr, 2020 08:50am

Compassion eludes pharma sector

Is it not their responsibility to sell drugs at cost at least to reduce the financial burden on ordinary people? Published 13 Apr, 2020 06:02am
Heroines on the long toiling road

Heroines on the long toiling road

‘I am grateful that I can earn Rs15,000 a month. In the village, I was paid Rs200 per day for hard labour from 8am to... Published 09 Mar, 2020 07:08am