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Enforced disappearance of morality

You have a choice of images and encounters that you think would illustrate the present state of affairs in Pakistan. For instance, there was that unscheduled, late night press conference…

FBR, tax potential & enforcement — I

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has achieved the target of first eight months (July 2020 to February 2021) of the current fiscal year, which is commendable, especially when the…

FBR, tax potential & enforcement – II

The real significance is quantum of the incremental tax received due to growth in the number of tax filers. FBR inYear Book 2018-19 [page 10] claims that the income tax…

Cost of enforced modesty

IMPLEMENTATION of the PTI’s Single National Curriculum has started in Islamabad’s schools and for students the human body is to become a dark mystery, darker than ever before. Religious scholars…

Enforcing law, creating order

We know that the police are the most despised institution in our country, according to various polls, such as the ratings put out by Transparency International and also other groups.…

‘Law enforcement’ via leaks

A Parliamentary committee tasked with drawing up the terms of reference for a judicial inquiry into the Panama Papers leaks is deadlocked with an increasingly frustrated opposition threatening to take…

The Avenfield case judgement

From life-time disqualification of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif-first time of any prime minister in Pakistan under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution-to sentence in a criminal case, there are many lessons for…

An Enforceable Right

An enforceable right

Much has been written on self-determination, both as a right and as a general principle, under international law. Perhaps the earliest recognition of the contemporary notion of the right to…

Harassment: Laws Unenforced

Harassment: laws unenforced

A few months ago I was walking from my house (in Islamabad) to the Markaz market (hardly a kilometer away) to get some groceries. It was still early afternoon and…