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Tax Proposals – I

Tax proposals – I

On June 5, 2013, we will have a new government in action - faced with multifaceted and complicated problems on economic front. It's immediate task of framing budget for fiscal…

Will Is All

Will is all

The new government likely to take office in the coming days will face enormous economic challenges. How it will balance its income with expenditures will be the first challenge it…

Qadri’s Argument Lacks Cogency

Qadri’s argument lacks cogency

Post-May 11, 2013 Dr Allama Tahir-ul-Qadri, who created serious doubts about the 2013 election soon after his arrival from Canada a few months ago, is now claiming vindication. His argument…

Towards TARP-II?

Towards TARP-II?

In the beginning it was tax evasion, and then became rampant corruption and eventually mafias took over, making the FBR irrelevant in most of the sectors-Ali Arshad Hakeem, Chairman FBR.…

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…

The Worst Era Ever?

The worst era ever?

The last PPP government is frequently termed as Pakistan’s worst. Some use such assessments to merely lambast the PPP. Others argue that incompetence was so extraordinary that it proves that…

Is Land Reform Off The Menu? – III

Is land reform off the menu? – III

Land and housing reforms: Innovations and opportunities due to the floods: The destruction of life and property of people due to floods have developed the need and rationale for launching…

The Much-awaited NFC Award

The much-awaited NFC Award

The federal government frequently modifies the rules of the game through tortuous revisions of legal and related definitions to suit its version of what constitutes constitutional role, mandates, distribution and…

Crime And Terrorism: Financial Challenges – II

Crime and terrorism: Financial challenges – II

 Risk-based approach: Nations are operating within a comprehensive international framework that deters financial crime and terrorism in the first place; detects it when it happens and disrupts the activities of…