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Tax Proposals – II

Tax proposals – II

Initial developmental efforts are generally marked by inflationary tendencies in an economy. Inflation, if uncontrolled, may thwart all development plans and bring misery to the poor. A reasonable degree of…

Countering The Insurgency

Countering the insurgency

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan`s recent decision to withdraw the offer of peace talks with the incoming government may not alter the PML-N and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf`s position. The two parties have advocated…

The Treacherous Waters Of Foreign Policy

The treacherous waters of foreign policy

The newly elected National Assembly has held its inaugural session. The short but intense election campaign, which resulted in the convincing victory of the PML-N, demonstrated yet again that the…

Not Asking For The Sky

Not asking for the sky

So the big day is here. The right thing to do is to go out and vote. Shelve scepticism for today at least. You`ll have five long years to rekindle…

Battle At The Ballot

Battle at the ballot

Pakistan goes to landmark polls today that mark a huge stride forward for the democratic process in the country. A blood-stained run-up to the elections does not seem to have…

Fiscal Indiscipline: The Ruinous Surge

Fiscal indiscipline: the ruinous surge

Five years of misgovernance by the previous regime have not only destroyed the economy of Pakistan and damaged its institutions but also drowned the country under a deluge of debt,…

Reconciliation Is The Best Path

Reconciliation is the best path

Nawabzada Changez Khan Marri’s becoming chief minister of Balochistan may portend the beginning of interesting times for Balochistan and Pakistan. His father, Nawab Khair Bakhsh Khan Marri, is a legend…

Reconciliation Is The Best Path

Reconciliation is the best path

Nawabzada Changez Khan Marri’s becoming chief minister of Balochistan may portend the beginning of interesting times for Balochistan and Pakistan. His father, Nawab Khair Bakhsh Khan Marri, is a legend…

The IMF Dilemma

The IMF dilemma

One of the challenges the new government will face immediately is to make a decision on whether or not to approach the IMF for financial relief. Pakistan borrowed nearly $8…