Pakistan’s Nouveau Riche Cash in on Economic Boom

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Umar Sheikh, 31, British-born, New York-trained and married to a woman from New Jersey, long dreamed of running his own restaurant. London was too expensive. New York was too risky. Karachi seemed just right. His gamble, in this restive port city better known for its religious radicals than its ravioli, has worked so far. Limoncello, Mr. Sheikh’s cozy Italian-inspired fine dining spot with lemon-colored walls and a kebab-free menu that features arugula and Norwegian salmon, is thriving. In its first two months, Limoncello has brought in revenue that Mr. Sheikh did not expect for several more. Already, three investors have offered to pitch in on his next venture.