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Lawmakers & CT

THE role of parliaments in counterterrorism (CT) and addressing the underlying causes of Violent Extremism (VE) carries significance, which adds credibility. Parliamentarians enact laws, set policies, allocate budgets, and oversee…

Identity theft and benami law in Pakistan

Readers may test their vocabulary before reading this article by asking themselves meaning of the word “benami” in common parlance. Many people might have never heard this word and many…

Self-serving laws – II

On announcement of judgement on June 1, 2018, however, the ECP took diametrically opposite stand and decided to challenge the judgement in the Supreme Court. The federal government as well…

Self-serving laws – I

Uninterrupted decade of democracy [2008 to 2018], unprecedented in our political history entailing smooth transfer of power to elected representatives, according to the Constitution, is an occasion for national jubilation…

Flawed power sector strategy

The government is focusing on wrong policy initiatives due to which the circular debt is ever increasing. In fact the recoveries of past years have been shown as increased collection…

General’s ‘general law’ vs ‘special law’

The Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 was promulgated by General Pervez Musharraf, through a Presidential Ordinance on September 13, 2001, repealing the Income Tax Ordinance, 1979, which was also introduced by…

Accountability through tax law only solution

Corruption and accountability have been the main subjects of our social discourse for over 70 years. However, not a single case has ever been finalized. We had numerous plea bargains,…

Law reforms

“No progress can be achieved without giving Pakistan a well functioning and fully optimal legal system", said our founding father, Quaid-e-Azam Muhamad Ali Jinnah who was a statesman of abounding…

VIP ‘criminals’

7 stars. C-Suite. Executive rooms. No, we are not talking about Royal Hyatt or Royal Crown hotels, we are talking about jail facilities for accused and convicts in Pakistan. The…