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When water is weaponized

The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) has survived major wars and numerous conflicts between Pakistan and India, mainly due to India’s belligerent attitude and devious manipulations over the years. But tensions…

Weaponizing water warfare

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” – Sun Tzu While the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) has survived major wars and numerous conflicts between Pakistan…

Abusing Withholding Provisions – II

Abusing withholding provisions – II

Resort to section 52 of the repealed Income tax Ordinance [now section 161] as a charging provision and a "new source of revenue" has been disapproved strongly by the ATIR…

Interpretation Of Word ‘default’

Interpretation of word ‘default’

A Collection of tax where it is not due is as detestable as its non-payment when it is due-Nasim Sikander, J in CIT Companies, Lahore v State Cement of Corporation…

Interpretation Of Word ‘default’

Interpretation of word ‘default’

A Collection of tax where it is not due is as detestable as its non-payment when it is due-Nasim Sikander, J in CIT Companies, Lahore v State Cement of Corporation…

Abuse Of Natural Resources

Abuse of natural resources

Make no mistake Balochistan is my favourite province though I belong to Punjab. It always is difficult to accept what policy makers are doing in that area. It was after…

Sindh and the dam

Pakistan’s new power policy is conspicuously silent on the critical Kalabagh dam project, reflecting the government’s indifference towards the project. The Kalabagh dam (KBD) is the only project in Pakistan…

Precautionary Or Suspicious Principle

Precautionary or suspicious principle

In politics and economics besides the other functional subjects there is always the use of precautionary principle. This lays down specificities that have to be followed before the public is…

Needed Selfless Saints In The Economy

Needed selfless saints in the economy

Saints are supposed to be selfless. That statement has a presumption of truth in it. The reverse has to be proved. The elections and Jambooriat not jamhooriyat has won. Now…

The Concept Of Self-discipline

The concept of self-discipline

Democracy calls for higher levels of self-discipline. The technology is imbibed in higher technological elements of personality. As humans, we talk of technology transfers and all those modern words which…