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Lacunae In Pakistani Income Tax Laws

Lacunae in Pakistani income tax laws

Since the last decade it has been observed that a lot of improvements have been made in the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 (hereinafter referred to as the "I. T. Ord")…

Design flaws in IMF programme

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) programmes are regarded as well designed by other multilaterals (with routine consultation amongst themselves on not only synchronizing their policies but also ensuring that there…

Why are Pakistanis leaving?

Emigration has occupied perhaps more than its usual share of space in the public discourse in the past year. Op-eds that popped up in the media have included pure opinions…

Pakistani rupee: a wayward currency

Hard currencies like the US dollar, Euro, pound, are independent free floats, and their value contingent on demand and supply which may fluctuate daily. However monetary authorities, be it a…

Lawyering and its discontented

In Pakistani litigation, the concept of the penniless prentice practitioner is a constant. To such a person, so too is that of the prosperous penny-pinching partner at a top law…

Lawyering and its discontents

The plight of young law graduates, and specifically the fact that they get paid very little, has recently been much discussed on social media. Since some of the contentions raised…

Are Pakistanis really leaving?

A few weeks ago, the caretaker prime minister’s soundbite about (highly) educated Pakistanis who choose to settle abroad attracted public ire. Coming so soon after the tragic news of the…

Bilawal as PM?

Is this another fawning article priming the field for Bilawal’s becoming prime minister? No. Is this an article defending dynasties or Pakistani elites’ entitlement? No. Do I want us to…

This is not how laws are made

Law making by parliament is its most important task and huge responsibility. I do not need to dwell upon its significance and suffice it to say that laws made by…