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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Pakistan needs to bring reforms, rather than revolution

PHOTO: REUTERS ISLAMABAD: Political economy of Pakistan has two very distinct characteristics – it is a myth/mystery or it is very simple. Myth in the sense...

Microfinance banks crucial for economic growth

KARACHI: Microfinance banks can ensure sustainable development in Pakistan because they are already targeting small farmers and people who work in small industries, said FINCA...

Slowdown in Chinese funding requires urgent attention

PHOTO:REUTERS ISLAMABAD: A slowdown in Chinese funding could delay bigger China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) development projects and the matter requires urgent attention of the government. On...

Pakistan’s e-commerce market size set to cross $1b this year

PHOTO: REUTERS KARACHI: In a surprising but welcome development, the size of Pakistan’s e-commerce sector is expected to cross the coveted $1-billion mark in fiscal...

Worrying economic indicators keep investors jittery

PHOTO: AFP KARACHI: The stock market witnessed a volatile week, as external woes and fast depleting foreign exchange reserves kept the benchmark index under pressure....

Govt approves lease of PSM plant and machinery

Says those responsible will be identified and placed on no-fly list. PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD: The government is working on a plan to lease plant and...

Indus Motor says it will increase car prices further

CEO cites rupee's weakness as the primary reason. PHOTO: FILE MUZAFFARABAD: Indus Motor Chief Executive Officer Ali Asghar Jamali has announced that his company will...

Experts highlight threats to cyberspace

PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD: As the country is moving towards an era of e-commerce and information and communication technology (ICT), stakeholders should be aware of potential risks...

Pakistan to boycott WTO meeting in India

Pakistan Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik. PHOTO: APP ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided not to attend a World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting hosted by India next week,...

Pakistan’s economy in no dire straits, says Ismail

Admits government does not have funds to clear all power sector liabilities, but will clear Rs140b within two weeks. PHOTO COURTESY: INSTAGRAM @MIFTAHISMAILOFFICIAL ISLAMABAD: Pakistan...