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Business Community’s Views

Business community’s views

Over the past several months, I have had the occasion to interact with scores of businesses across the country. By and large, the business community appears disappointed, as well as…

Business Community In NISP

Business community in NISP

Pakistan's first National Internal Security policy NISP 2014-2018 becomes a reality as the cabinet approves it. The increasing debate on peace talks, terrorism and the NISP reflects its importance for…

Need for ethical business conduct

Recently, the Pakistan’s economic environment has been tainted by the shadows of unethical practices, raising worries about the ethical conduct of some Pakistani businessmen. While it is important to recognize…

A slide without end: business groups must step in

All stakeholders agree that Pakistan is currently facing the greatest generational crisis in its history. What started as a political crisis has now metastasized into economic default egged on by…

Big businesses must rise to the occasion

Pakistan has two primary and permanent bases of power, no matter which political party may control the reigns. Power of one institution is well-established in both public and private imagination,…

Hope for businesses

Businesses in Pakistan faced some ‘unforeseeable circumstances’ due to the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This unfortunate reality calls for tough discussions regarding business operations. The country needs a…

Business gaps

Pakistan has been gradually reducing the regulatory requirements for businesses operating in various geographical jurisdictions. Still there is plenty of room for improvement in this regard. Anecdotally, the lack of…

Courts for businesses

The World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2019) ranked Pakistan at 156 out of 190 economies on the ‘enforcing contracts’ indicator, based on the cost and quality of judicial processes, and…