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Expect More Of The Same

Expect more of the same

Even purveyors of the folklore about the resilience of Pakistan`s economy because of a `vibrant`, largely untaxed (despite its visibility) informal sector would acknowledge that the country faces serious economic…

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…

Global Offshore Money Maze

Global offshore money maze

All responsible governments in recent years have shown commitment to retrieving looted money by their citizens, but in Pakistan the PPP-led government during its five-year-tenure (2008-2013) acted as the main…

The Hoopla On 62 And 63

The hoopla on 62 and 63

Articles 62 and 63 of Pakistan’s constitution is the new proverbial hydra of Pakistan’s multifaceted internal challenges. Introduced into the constitution by the now much-reviled Ziaul Haq, the articles call…

Nawaz In Wonderland

Nawaz in Wonderland

PML-N’s 2013 elections manifesto brings to mind the fairy-tale ‘Alice in Wonderland’. “If you don’t know where you are going, then it doesn’t matter which way you go”. This seems…

Rent-seeking And Governance

Rent-seeking and governance

There is no denying the penetration of rent-seeking in the country. It is reflected in multiple forms and manifestations. The elite ie landlords, industrialists, top civil and military bureaucracy are…