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Tide of illegal immigration

Two more members of an airline from Pakistan slipped away in Toronto recently. This brings to eight such incidents in the past one year. It is not a recent or…

Ramen and robes: a legal comedy

In a recently penned article, a capitalism-themed justification was provided for peanuts in paychecks for budding lawyers. To put it in Shakespearean words, ‘Verily, what a time to be a…

How to galvanise our exports

If we can start from an economic policy perspective, policymakers are asking the wrong question: how to increase exports? Instead, the more pressing and immediate question that they must address…

Galloping inflation

Pakistan is seeing today an unprecedented hike in the rate of inflation. The CPI has risen on a year-to-year basis in the month of February 2023 by as much as…

Galloping inflation

Pakistan today is experiencing high and rising rate of inflation. This is the highest inflation after 1973-74 and 1974-75 when it rose to 30% and 27% respectively, in the aftermath…

Illegal immigrants have rights too

On December 29, an Associated Press report about Afghan refugees said that: “Pakistani police in multiple raids detained at least 1,200 Afghan nationals, including women and children, who had entered…

Legal basis for uniform electricity tariff

For the end consumer in Pakistan, the current tariff structure is uniform throughout the country. Still, it distinguishes between residential, commercial, industrial, agriculture, and customer categories. It is further divided…

Cross-border illegal currency movement

Good governance plays an important role in setting the direction of any country. It ensures transparency and develops a sense of responsibility through accountability. It also contributes towards strengthening democracy,…

Legal fiction, Section 7E & Constitution

The Elahi Cotton case (it is the most misunderstood and misapplied judgement) makes absolutely clear that any item to be taxed should rationally be capable of being considered as the…