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Streamlining The EAC

Streamlining the EAC

Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to provide neutral and independent policy advice to the PM and the government on formulating economic policies and a…

Strengthening AML laws

The volume of suspicious transaction reports submitted by banks and others across key financial centres is said to be growing at 11% per year, with over 2.6 million reports expected…

The Hamlet In Nawaz Sharif

The Hamlet in Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lives in an etherised world where time is of little consequence. Like Hamlet he is given to indecision. The prince of Denmark prevaricated because of self-doubt…

FATF And AML Compliance Requirements

FATF and AML compliance requirements

1. Legal Measures: Criminalization of Offences, Investigations and Prosecutions: FATF recommendations require Criminalization of money laundering through domestic legislation.1 The recommendations also provide to specify the scope of liability in…

Forgotten cinema

The World Bank has sounded the alarm on the ‘historic reversal’ of development for poor countries. Nearly half of the world’s least-developed countries are experiencing a widening income gap with…

Towards a fairer tax system

The World Bank, in its latest report, ‘Pakistan Development Update’, issues a stark warning: in the current fiscal year, the country’s fiscal deficit is projected to skyrocket to a staggering…

Pakistan at a venture crossroads — Part – I

With a growing population, a youthful workforce, and a surge in technology professionals, Pakistan can be fertile ground for corporate ventures and corporate venture capital. Handicapped by a lack of…