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Bewilderment over rational tax policy

There is a national consensus that the existing tax system needs to be completely restructured to provide an equitable, pragmatic, investment-oriented and growth-inductive policy and nationally integrated automated tax administration…

SNC and shrinking provincial policy space

While the PTI’s education policy boasted of a six-point ‘Education Emergency Plan’ which included an increase in education funding from 2.1 percent of GDP to 5 percent, investment in teacher…

New PhD policy

The history of educational policies in Pakistan is replete with non-consultative abrupt decisions which disrupted the ongoing policies and put things upside down.  One such example was the nationalization of…

New PhD policy

The history of educational policies in Pakistan is replete with non-consultative abrupt decisions which disrupted the ongoing policies and put things upside down. One such example was the nationalization of…

INGO policy

WITH the challenges of Covid-19 becoming more obvious, countries must construct a vibrant and responsive social sector response besides boosting the local economy, healthcare system, etc. This requires us to…

New PhD policy

EARLIER in the week, the HEC chairman announced several changes for undergraduate and PhD degrees in the country. Under the new policies, the two-year BA/BSc and MA/MSc programmes would stop…

Reasoned policy matters

Public policy in Pakistan is ubiquitous and impactful. To gauge the net impact of the seventy plus years of policymaking, we can look to see where the sum total of…