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A Careless Caretaker Government

A careless caretaker government

There was no dearth of warnings about the impending economic crisis prior to the induction of the interim government. The PPP-led government had followed policies that led to a dire…

The Real Tragedy

The real tragedy

The Finance Division has released its "Year Book 2011-12" which, besides citing heavy line losses, incomplete corporatisation, weak governance, costly fuel mix, and delays in bill payments, points to partial…

Quaid’s Vision Of Foreign Policy

Quaid’s vision of foreign policy

The Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had envisioned the newly independent Muslim state's foreign policy to be one of "peace with all, and enmity with none". Pakistan must…

Who Can Contest Elections?

Who can contest elections?

Article 63 (1) (n) and (o) of Pakistan's constitution specifically state that a person stands disqualified from standing for elections if he is a loan defaulter or a defaulter of…

Crumbling Tax System

Crumbling tax system

Taxes play a vital role for establishing an egalitarian society, the true fruit of social democracy. Under a representative and responsible government, citizens are taxed according to their ability (at…

Agenda For The Nation 2013 And Beyond-III

Agenda for the nation 2013 and beyond-III

Over the past five years, extremely bad governance wrought with corruption and compromise in the name of continuity of democracy has brought the country to a disastrous point. This has…

Pentagon: Budget Cuts Will Reduce Military Readiness

Pentagon: Budget cuts will reduce military readiness

The Pentagon's restrained budget would reduce US military readiness, cut down on training, ground a dozen fighter squadrons and eliminate tens of thousands of civilian employees, Pentagon officials said Wednesday…

SBP Needs To Adopt A New Policy Mix

SBP needs to adopt a new policy mix

The MPS is being announced later today and it should make for an interesting read. In the prevailing policy paralysis due to election considerations, the absence of a Finance Minister,…