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Decoding the 2024 election

Pakistani voters have given their verdict in the February 8 general elections, which were held in a peaceful and orderly manner. The results have led to a split mandate, and…

IMF, Constitution & tax codes

“The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday urged Pakistan to follow the Constitution in order to resolve its political disputes, as Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif contacted Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva…

Constitution and tax codes — II

Justice Ch. Ijaz Ahmad in his separate note in the CIT v Eli Lily (Pvt) Ltd (2009) 100 Tax 81 (S.C. Pak) made the following remarkable comments that should be…

Constitution and tax codes — I

Every year before the preparation of annual federal budget, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) seeks proposals from officers, trade/professional bodies, tax bars, and other stakeholders—this has become a ceremonial…

Code red

Due to our climate emergency, we are leaving an increasingly hostile climate to our children and grand-children. Last week, UNICEF reported how one billion children are already at “extremely high…

Code red for humanity

The UN’s ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’ (IPCC) has launched its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), with the aim to provide a comprehensive assessment of the physical science of climate change.…

Decoding denialism

If someone still believes Covid-19 is a hoax or that the Illuminati put microchips in the vaccine while they faked the moon landing, or whatever the conspiracy theory du jour…