Pakistani Retail

Pakistan says IMF approves release of nearly $1.2B loan

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved the release of a long-stalled $1.17 billion tranche of its bailout package for cash-strapped Pakistan.  The development came after Islamabad agreed to fulfill some key IMF ...

FBR prepares draft of fixed tax legislation for shopkeepers

KARACHI: The tax authorities (FBR) have prepared draft of the Fixed Tax law to be enforced on the traders across the country, ARY News reported on Saturday. A legislation draft for recovery of tax from small shopkeepers has been prepared, ...

Small retailers in a bind

Until the early 2000s, bazaars and wholesale markets such as Tariq Centre, Boulton Market and Empress Market were among Karachi’s most popular commercial hubs, bustling with shoppers ready to feud and negotiate for their clothes, shoes, home ...

Pakistan’s fast-moving consumer goods: huge prospects and opportunities

Emerging Asian markets have had a significant impact on the growth of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) segment. The region’s FMCG consumers pack a powerful punch: around a third of Nestlé and Procter & Gamble’s global sales growth ...

eCommerce Growth in Pakistan Over The Last Few Years

Yasir Zeb: The financial landscape of Pakistan has the potential to soar as high as the snow peak mountains found in the Northern Areas of the region. The forecasted population will be up to 210 million by the year 2020 and 245 million by 2030, ...

In Pakistan, large retailers to link outlets with FBR by Dec 1

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday notified December 1, 2019 as the deadline for all large retailers to link their retail outlets with its electronic system aimed at capturing their real income. In case, the ...

Pakistan can be a $750 billion economy by 2025

Pakistan is at an interesting juncture. The PML-N government will soon finish its current term, and elections would throw open the arena. At the same time, the economy and corporate profits have shown robust growth recently, and a young and ...

The scope of retail in Pakistan

The combination of shopping possibilities, eating opportunities, family entertainment, easy parking, central air-conditioning and conducive environments have proved irresistible to urban Pakistani families. As a result, shopping malls and department ...

Pakistan Develops a Taste for Fast Food

Naim Anwar has spent most of his career in the insurance business in Pakistan, so when it came to buying local franchise rights for Texas-based fried chicken chain Golden Chick, he said it was a no-brainer. “I didn’t try the food” before signing ...

FMCG boom in Pakistan

Surging demand for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in Pakistan is attracting hundreds of millions of dollars of new investments. Expanding middle class, particularly millennials with rising disposable incomes, is demanding branded and packaged ...

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