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I Want To Pay Taxes

I want to pay taxes

Stop laughing, this is not an attempt at surreal comedy, this is a serious suggestion for a take away motto at a gathering of the super rich and the super…

The Medium Is The Message

The medium is the message

Syedna Ali, the last of the great Muslim Caliphs, is noted for both his courage and timeless wisdom. In fact, there’s a whole collection of his thoughts titled Nahj al-Balagha…

Africa’s ‘right-on’ Whale Capital

Africa’s ‘right-on’ whale capital

Perched away from the world on the rocky southern tipof Africa, the town of Hermanus rose to global whale-watching renown almost by chance. Two decades ago, as South Africa emerged…

Resistance To Devolution

Resistance to devolution

The main issue in public debate these days is a remarkable unity among the provincial governments on curtailing the representative character of local government institutions and their powers. This poses…

Governance Performance

Governance performance

People have a lot of hopes tied to the newly-elected government in the aftermath of a failed government. Quite a backlog is there to be handled. The new government would…

A Narrow Agenda

A narrow agenda

IT appears the prime minister`s revised offer of talks to the militants in his first address to the nation accentuated the existing differences among the latter on how to respond.…

The Lowest Bid

The lowest bid

"It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money...that is all. When you pay…

Hoodwinking Dar – I

Hoodwinking Dar – I

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has managed to hoodwink the government of Nawaz Sharif by including in the Finance Act 2013 a number of unconstitutional provisions - in many…

Income Support Levy 2013: A Perspective

Income Support Levy 2013: A perspective

The Finance Minister during his recent budget speech introduced a new Income Support Levy Tax. A Levy of 0.5 percent would be imposed on all moveable assets of an individual…