Fatima S Attarwala

Lost in politics

Lost in politics

The government has no incentive to invest in wheat standardisation, regardless of its benefits to multiple industries. Updated 18 Oct, 2021 08:46am
World War I and Avenfield

World War I and Avenfield

A bigger hullabaloo was created in Pakistan when the New Zealand cricket team walked off without playing a match than ... Published 11 Oct, 2021 08:01am
When at the mercy of global prices

When at the mercy of global prices

Pakistan’s oilseed production is declining due to falling cotton production which leads to a decrease in cottonseeds. Updated 04 Oct, 2021 09:38am
The new buzzword

The new buzzword

Limited exercises of philanthropy help people in the now, but when the altruistic programme ends, its benefits will taper off Published 27 Sep, 2021 06:58am
Reality check on export markets

Reality check on export markets

In the mind of an average American, ‘Pakistan’, ‘Taliban’ and ‘terrorism’ are closely associated if not synonymous. Updated 06 Sep, 2021 07:57am

Business of pre-job checks

Though background screening can be as basic as ensuring that there are no outstanding criminal records of the employee.... Published 30 Aug, 2021 07:02am
Left in the cold

Left in the cold

While the government directs banks to facilitate SMEs and give cheap loans, the bulk of them land in the accounts of big players. Updated 02 Aug, 2021 09:08am
Benevolence for the lucky few?

Benevolence for the lucky few?

For even those who receive the cash transfers, the benefit is limited to barely being able to keep their head above the water. Updated 05 Jul, 2021 08:13am
Life-changing learning

Life-changing learning

‘The girl child was the biggest casualty of the pandemic in terms of education. We were afraid of losing 60,000-70,000 ... Updated 10 May, 2021 09:43am
Life-changing learning

Life-changing learning

‘The girl child was the biggest casualty of the pandemic in terms of education. We were afraid of losing 60,000-70,000 ... Published 10 May, 2021 06:38am
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