Daily Archives: October 16, 2011

Dr Mubarak Ali

Intellectuals and society

There are two types of writers: those who write to support the existing system and prove and augment its legitimacy through their writings. On the other hand, there are those who critically

M J Akbar

Brothers in arms

Brotherhood is a moveable feast. The Abrahamic faiths have always been cynical about its virtues. Cain, first child of the first family, dispatched Abel and then artfully asked the Almighty, ‘Am I

Weekly Review

The KSE-100 Index ended 134 points plus (+1.1% WoW) despite an initially bullish 228 point jump on the opening day spurred by surprise slashing of the policy rate by 150bps. This monetary

Does the SBP rate cut hold the key?

Over the weekend the SBP surprised the analyst community with a hefty discount rate cut by 150bps citing lower inflation. After recent changes in the base year, inflation toning down to 11.47

Corporate Corner

Art Deco launches its new skin care range LAHORE: The famous German brand Art Deco launched its new skin care range at Avari hotel on 11th October. The event was hosted by

Urooj Zia

Indignity of labour

I had a bunch of startling (for me) realisations this week. One, that Islamabad Club has a rule against allowing domestic help into the dining halls; two, that many think this is