Fatima S Attarwala

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
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