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Maritime In Limbo

Maritime in limbo

The maritime administration can be defined as that branch, department or organ of the Government which deals with Maritime matters. The role and function can be categorised under the distinct…

Budget 2014-15: Reforming Sales Tax System – I

Budget 2014-15: Reforming sales tax system – I

Taxation should serve as a catalyst for industrial expansion and economic growth. In Pakistan the ill-directed, illogical, regressive and unfair tax regulations are causing a dampening effect on the industrial…

Inextricably Linked

Inextricably linked

THE Supreme Court and the other courts are free in the state but not free from the state. This means that from the perspective of international law, courts in Pakistan,…

My Right Is Their Right

My right is their right

Geo did what all our intemperate private TV news channels have done since their inception. The evolution in terms of intellectual maturity and journalistic responsibility is coming about slowly, to…

Supremely Fallible?

Supremely fallible?

Pick a financial or economic crisis – anywhere, anytime – and in its wake you’ll find calls for better, stronger regulation and oversight. Thanks to the fear of contagion in…

An Unequal Battle

An unequal battle

While going to the Karachi Press Club to attend a press conference called by the Citizens Trust Against Crime, I noticed heavy traffic moving in the wrong direction on a…

New Peaks In Short-termism

New peaks in short-termism

Last week, the Finance Minister admitted that in 2013-14, revenue collection could fall short by Rs 130 billion and, as expected, federal government's development budget has been cut by Rs…

Menace Of Extortion

Menace of extortion

AMONG the heinous crimes which have spread across urban Pakistan over the past five or six years is the collection of bhatta or ‘protection’ money and extortion. Primarily a Karachi…

Market-friendly?

Market-friendly?

Governments in developing countries are increasingly being accused of policies and practices that favour cronies and party loyalists in allocation of scarce resources. They do this blatantly in the name…

Hijacking Foreign Policy?

Hijacking foreign policy?

It is trite to say that no foreign policy can succeed unless it enjoys popular support. It is, however, equally valid to assert that a foreign policy, formulated after full…