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Challenging imperialism

Pakistan only witnessed genuine anti-imperialist movements in its early period, chiefly led by various socialist groups. In contrast, the Right, which remained a strong supporter of US imperialism in those…

Remove the misconceptions on CPEC

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been a subject of controversy and misgivings since its inception, notwithstanding the fact that it offers tremendous and equal business and strategic opportunities…

Challenging The IBF Model – I

Challenging the IBF model – I

During an online search on relevant topics while writing this article, the author coincidentally lands on a page where a Professor from Scandinavia, apparently disturbed by the recurring collapses of…

Challenging The IBF Model – III

Challenging the IBF model – III

Let's briefly discuss each of these three areas individually, in the sequence they are mentioned, while keeping in mind that in reality all three are interconnected in their practical impact,…

No Room For Rights

No room for rights

Human rights can be defined as the unchallengeable rights of those who may not otherwise be equal but are personally autonomous and have relations. Human rights can be traced back…

The Need For Governance

The need for governance

The article, ‘A number game’ published in these pages on October 31, should be an eye-opener for those running the show in the HEC. In order to effectively act as…

Section 7E: Constitutional validity

Taxing immoveable property and taxing income arising from immoveable property are two different concepts. The former is the burden on immovable property whereas the latter is the burden on the…

The PTA’s obfuscation

X (formerly Twitter) is officially blocked in Pakistan and finally there is proof. On March 20, 2024, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in response to petitions challenging the restriction on…