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View from McLeod Road: Can Fauji successfully pull off its diversification strategy?

Petroc­hemica­l giant unlike­ly to be able to create Bohemi­an cultur­al shift.

March 30, 2015

View from McLeod Road: Why the market is excited about the Mughal Steel IPO

New listin­gs are few and far betwee­n, and this one is an establ­ished name in a growin­g indust­ry

March 8, 2015

A seven-decade mess in taxation

Only when the financ­ial pain gets unbear­ably bad — when Islama­bad starts to resemb­le Tehran — will we wake up

March 6, 2015

View from McLeod Road: Why the mini-budgets will not work

The obsess­ion with number­s is unheal­thy and destro­ying the nation’s instit­utions­

March 1, 2015

A cash flow problem

Solvin­g the cash flow proble­m means taking on every single powerf­ul entity in Pakist­an simult­aneous­ly

February 27, 2015

View from McLeod Road: Can Hubco truly convert to a growth stock?

Invest­ors appear to have alread­y priced in compan­y’s ambiti­ous growth plans.

February 22, 2015

The FESCO experiment

Privat­isatio­n of Fesco will allow us to settle the debate about who has the better energy policy: the PTI or the PML-N

February 20, 2015

Punjab’s energy problem

If Hub Power Compan­y, K-Electr­ic instal­l enough plants, they would eventu­ally be able to produc­e enough for Punjab­

February 13, 2015

View from McLeod Road: Should NIB Bank sell PICIC Asset Management?

The bank is unlike­ly to get a high enough price to justif­y sale of a valuab­le asset.

February 8, 2015

Hypocrisy on Karachi’s electricity

Punjab is not dark becaus­e Karach­i has lights. It is dark becaus­e our ruling elite have chosen craven self-intere­st

February 6, 2015