World Bank Country Partnership Framework 2022-26: Have your Say!

Mr Najy Benhassine Country Director, World Bank Group, Pakistan Mr Najy Benhassine joined in August 2020 as Country Director for Pakistan for the South Asia region at the World Bank Group. Before this, he was the Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI) Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa region. He has also… Continue reading World Bank Country Partnership Framework 2022-26: Have your Say!

Decisions 2020: All eyes on Beijing

After “four dark years”, and three days of uncertainty, President Trump bid farewell to the Oval Office. The whole world watched with bewilderment, amusement and perhaps even disdain as the United States of America went to war with itself. The Blue-Wave anticipated by the Democrats never materialized. And maybe one key takeaway from the indecision… Continue reading Decisions 2020: All eyes on Beijing

QABP – M2 Interchange and Multipurpose Complex inauguration

Board of Directors of Punjab Industrial Estates Development & Management Company (PIEDMC) will be giving final approval to the MOU between National Highway Authority (NHA) and Frontier Works Organization (FWO) in the first week of February clearing the way towards the inauguration of work on a dedicated interchange that will connect QABP with M-2, the… Continue reading QABP – M2 Interchange and Multipurpose Complex inauguration

Top 6 Exporters of Pakistan

Nishat Mills Limited is Pakistan’s most modern and largest vertically integrated textile company, established in 1951, under the umbrella of the Nishat Group. The Group was founded by Pakistani business magnate Mian Muhammad Yahya Mansha. The company has modern textile dyeing, processing units, along with stitching units for home textiles and garments. The company’s diverse… Continue reading Top 6 Exporters of Pakistan

Editorial – February 2021 – Exports Special Feature

On the domestic political front, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) an alliance of 11 opposition political parties has failed to generate the kind of street momentum it was looking for to pressurize Imran Khan government to submit to their demands to change NAB laws. This has shifted the focus back to the parliament and the Senate… Continue reading Editorial – February 2021 – Exports Special Feature

Adopting Export-led Strategy for Sustainable Growth

Pakistan is buzzing with positive vibes these days as the economy registers solid recovery despite the ongoing second wave of COVID-19. In the first five months of this fiscal year, the current account deficit has turned into a surplus. The Pak Rupee has strengthened against the US dollar, large-scale manufacturing has grown over 7%, and… Continue reading Adopting Export-led Strategy for Sustainable Growth

Pakistan Towards 2030 – Desperate need for legal and judicial reforms

A starting point of any legal reforms discussion needs an immediate point to be emphasized; first, law and legal practice in any country cannot and does not exist in a vacuum. It is almost invariably a reflection on how society operates. Secondly, any lasting and real reform has to come from within Pakistan. Many well-meaning… Continue reading Pakistan Towards 2030 – Desperate need for legal and judicial reforms

Titans of Pakistani Business

Mr. Mian Muhammad Yahya Mansha Founder & CEO Nishat Group Est group worth: $6 billion Nishat Group is Pakistan’s leading conglomerate with diversified investments across the national economy with an estimated worth of $6 billion. Founder Mian Muhammad Mansha, a prominent businessman, is often described as the country’s richest man. The family of Mian Mansha… Continue reading Titans of Pakistani Business

Challenges of ‘Made in Pakistan’

Pakistan’s lagging exports have been a problem for decades now.  Each year leaves the country even further behind compared to its competitors. Whilst Indian Exports in 2020 were over $290bn, Pakistan’s were a measly $23 billion, over 12 fold difference, even Bangladesh had $34 billion after seeing a 15% contraction due to Covid-19. And what… Continue reading Challenges of ‘Made in Pakistan’

Et tu, Brute? Senate: Where it came from?

Julius Caesar kept standing while senators were stabbing him from all directions; he fell when his loyalist Brutus also pierced him with his dagger saying: “Et tu, Brute?” Even you, Brutus?’. The quote from Act 3, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar has immortalized the Roman Senate. Today, thanks to Netflix, there is… Continue reading Et tu, Brute? Senate: Where it came from?