Mahvesh Mahmud

  • The 820-kilometer-long fibre optic cable project at a cost of $46 million, stretches from China’s western Xinjiang region and enters Pakistan through Khunjerab border and then travels through Gilgit Baltistan (GB) to Mansehra, KP to connect to Muzaffarabad, AJK and onwards to Islamabad and ...

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  • 80 percent of Pakistan’s industrial base are family businesses. This is a misunderstood economic phenomenon which needs to be first understood in detail in order to draw out important lessons from it to create a positive impetus for overcoming the economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 ...

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  • Having taught business studies for over 17 years in almost all major higher educational institutions in the country there are some important issues which need to be highlighted. I started teaching at Bahria University Islamabad and was exposed to an excellent student body, both executive and ...

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  • John Perkins in his book, ‘Confessions of an Economic Hitman’ argues that corporate greed can drive high-powered firms to coerce developing countries into enormous debt. They are using taxes to convince state governments to repeat a debt cycle. Pakistan is no exception. For the past ...

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  • Could COVID-19 be the black swan event that finally forces many companies, and entire industries, to rethink and transform their global supply chain model? One fact is beyond doubt: It has already exposed the vulnerabilities of many organisations, especially those who have a high dependence on ...

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  • In 1979, the Nobel Peace Prize went to Mother Teresa for her work to help the poor die with dignity. In 2006, the Nobel Peace Prize went to Grameen Bank (GB), Bangladesh and Dr Muhammad Yunus for his work to help the poor live with dignity. Even though 2005 was marked as the year of microcredit by ...

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  • Will CPEC become a New East India Company? This is a question being asked by many. This solely depends on the planning and execution which is necessary to safeguard interests of Pakistan. The national and provincial government and relevant ministries are dealing with CPEC related projects and ...

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