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  • Pakistan StartUp Cup looking for innovative business ideas

    The fourth Pakistan StartUp Cup — arranged by the US Diplomatic Mission in Pakistan and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) — is looking for entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas to apply to the competition by September 20...

    The Pakistan StartUp Cup Challenge is a business model competition open to all business types, with special focus on entrepreneurs with grassroots-driven business models...

  • Government to help scale innovative business ideas: PM Imran

    ISLAMABAD: While acknowledging the role startups are playing in the country’s economic growth and financial inclusion, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that his government will facilitate talented entrepreneurs in transforming their innovative ideas into sustainable businesses...

    Khan said Pakistan has immense resources like gold, copper and coal reserves, however termed youth as the most valuable resource being the...

  • Zimbabwe play Sri Lanka in first home Test since 2017

    HARARE: Wicket-keeper Regis Chakabva says that Zimbabwe ‘have to enjoy’ their first home Test since 2017 as the African nation return to the five-day action against Sri Lanka after their recent suspension by the International Cricket Council...

    ”Mickey Arthur’s Sri Lanka arrive in Zimbabwe after a 1-0 defeat in a two-Test series in Pakistan, although that came after the side showed signs of a revival in a shock 2-0 series victory in...

  • Youth come up with ideas to fight extremism

    KARACHI: With the authorities exercising laws to combat extremism in the city, groups comprising young people huddled together to discuss ideas and come up with practical measures to counter terrorism across the country...

    Held at the Rangoonwala Centre, ‘Pakistan fights back’ — a hackathon accompanied by a small art exhibition — was organised by HIVE Karachi, a resource centre that aims at combating terrorism by giving a platform to...

  • Parliament watch: Politicians seem to worry more about image than ideas

    After the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007, her son Bilawal had calmed down the enraged Pakistan People’s Party workers by telling them that his mother had taught him that “Democracy is the best revenge”...

    It has been a practice in established democracies for long, and the demand for a separate TV channel for the parliament has been heard in Pakistan quite often...

  • Corps commander seeks ideas from traders to revive economy

    “He [Lt Gen Mukhtar] also inquired about the business climate and sought KCCI’s suggestions for the revival of the economy as the uncertain situation has terribly sabotaged the image of Karachi,” said the statement...

    “He was of the view that the genuine representatives of the business and industrial community should also be regularly invited to participate in meetings being held from time to time to discuss and review the law and...

  • Dangerous ideas

    The mutual distrust and use of militarised force goes back to the 1948 annexation of Balochistan by Pakistan, and the policies adopted by the centre have exploited the natural resources of the province while systematically denying its inhabitants any meaningful representation...

    What exactly was the threatening, potentially seditious content of this discussion then? Per­haps it was Mama Qadeer’s comparison between supposedly...

  • Ideas about energy-efficient house, city discussed

    KARACHI: Imagine your home illuminated by natural light, with circulation of fresh air, running on solar energy and a roof garden providing you with fresh organic fruit and vegetables...

    The home though still on paper is the brainchild of young architect Summaiyah Sajid...

  • An affinity between ideas and technology

    Global events have created an enabling environment for Pakistan to diversify its sources of capital inflows, investment and trade and renew its focus on re-balancing the economyEven now corporate Pakistan is not oblivious of the importance of the developed economies of the West and Japan for securing the latest technologies and relevant ideas from which it could benefit...

    Although the nature of cooperation is changing with local big...

  • Najam Sethi discusses future contribution, farewell ideas with Shahid Afridi

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Executive Committee Chairman Najam Sethi met former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi in Dubai on Sunday to discuss ideas to give a befitting farewell to the outgoing cricketer as well as plans about his further contribution to the sport in the country...

    Sethi, in his tweet, said he had a "wonderful chat" with Afridi where they discussed ideas for a "fitting farewell" as well the "future contribution" of the...

  • Ideas are dangerous

    What was it about Gramsci that constituted such a threat to Mussolini and his thugs? Why was it necessary to “stop his brain from working”? Why, indeed, do ruling establishments everywhere go out of their way to not only physically target dissident thinkers but also discredit them?The answer, quite simply, is that ideas are dangerous...

    These ideas do not have great traction across the length and breadth of Pakistani society, largely...

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