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Not Out Of The Woods

Not out of the woods

For some it’s the new El Dorado. Foreign investors are lining up to do business in Myanmar, a once-pariah nation which only a couple of years ago was almost as…

Tax Dispute Resolution

Tax dispute resolution

The administration of a tax system is, in itself, a costly exercise. But ensuring taxpayer compliance with tax laws is an added burden. Tax authorities sometimes have to incur costs…

Economics Of Election

Economics of election

The common man has had it. While the pundits are saying that the economy will not be able to bear the stresses of election and that Pakistan will fail to…

Notes From North Punjab

Notes from north Punjab

W ater filtration   plants. It took a while to figure out what`s going on. Education, health, gas, roads the usual suspects in the list of voters` development demands are all…

Blood, Pride And Hope

Blood, pride and hope

Modern analyses of the comparative strength of states utilise metrics such as population, GDP, military spending and other `objective` criteria. The `human` factor the sentiments and emotions of the concerned…

Questions Needing Answers

Questions needing answers

The coalition partners, who ruled Pakistan during the past five years, claim (except MQM) that their term in office marked the epitome of democracy because it undid what 'dictator' Musharraf…

The Issues With Specialists/technocrats

The issues with specialists/technocrats

 Pakistan is once again in the throes of chaos. In public service I thrived on chaos. When there is no one in charge or when everyone is under uncertainty one…

A Futile Debate

A futile debate

According to recent media reports, opinions in the Planning Commission (PC) and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) are poles apart over how to sort out the current fiscal and…