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The nature of documentation of Pakistan’s economic environment can be classified into three broad segments as under: 1. Transactions undertaken by the documented sector which are also reflected in ‘tax…

Military dictatorship vs civilian rule

In a recent interview, former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf claimed that the country made progress only under military rule and civilian governments mostly "let the nation down." These of…

Military expenditure and global poverty

In 2018 India incurred a colossal $66.5 billion in military expenditure as compared to a lowly $11.4 billion by Pakistan the same year rejecting the notion that the latter was…

Military ‘justice’

LAST month, the Peshawar High Court set aside the convictions of over 70 people who were tried by military courts on various terrorism-related charges. The court ordered their release after…

Seventy years of accession

The recent 71st anniversary of Jammu and Kashmir’s accession to India was marked with a routine general strike. The Kashmir valley wore a deserted look as shops and business establishments…