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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…

Scofflaws at work

A polity that runs out of the ability to generate new ideas has no option but to rehash old and failed ones. We’ve seen the odd piece about the presidential…

‘Unconstitutional’ taxation by provinces

The imposition of any kind of legislation that include levy of any tax or duty, cess etc having extraterritorial impact and involving entities operating on trans-provincial levels by any provincial…

A Crisis Of Laws

A crisis of laws

Article 20 of the Constitution is related to the freedom to profess religion and to manage religious institutions. In the relevant part, it says, “Subject to public order and morality:…

Retrieving untaxed/ill-gotten assets — I

In the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Suo Motu Case No. 2 of 2018 re ‘Maintaining of Foreign Accounts by Pakistani Citizens Without Disclosing the Same/Paying Taxes’, is still pending for…

A rejoinder

In response to our article (Unconstitutional taxation by provinces, Business Recorder, January 3, 2020), a letter was published on January 9, 2020 titled ‘Unconstitutional’ taxation by provinces: SRB’s response’ that…

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…