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Bilateral Suspicion Agreement

Bilateral suspicion agreement

If the Afghan and US governments fail to reach a bilateral security agreement (BSA) about what the number and responsibilities of US troops in Afghanistan are to be at the…

The politics of negotiation

It was Sunday 4th November 2007. My Sunday morning newspaper browsing normally starts with column reading and news scanning. I was writing in a top daily and was surprised to…

The politics of negotiation

It was Sunday 4th November 2007. My Sunday morning newspaper browsing normally starts with column reading and news scanning. I was writing in a top daily and was surprised to…

Budgets 2024: thinking afresh

“Simplify taxes, reduce the cost of excessive documentation, open the economy for higher growth and employment, taxes too will increase”—Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) Policy Viewpoint [16:2020] Doing Taxes…

Water woes

David Brower shared a poignant reflection on our relationship with the earth: "We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." In an era where…

Power bills and public anger

The usual jargon was issued by the Prime Minister’s Office on 27, Sunday, after an inconclusive emergent meeting was called in the aftermath of violent street protests in several cities…

The corruption challenge

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued regulations granting banks access to asset declarations of high-level federal civil servants for purposes of AML/CFT compliance of customer due diligence in February…

Law and the super tax: Part – II

The second point in the judgment authored by the Honourable Justice Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan in the case titled ‘M/s Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited & another v Federation of Pakistan…

Unaddressed economic challenges

The debate and anxiety throughout Pakistan in the aftermath of the stalled Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme signed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in July 2019, ended unsuccessfully on…