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Withholding tax system: automation

The economic topography of nations depends heavily on a robust revenue system, akin to the lifeblood sustaining its various functions. Diverse revenue streams, characterizing global economies with “tax revenue”, are…

There’s need to focus on economy

Breaking a two-week impasse following elections, Pakistan’s political power-brokers, after extensive negotiations, have reached an agreement to form a new coalition government with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to lead the centre supported by…

Time to apply for FATF membership

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) concluded its 5th Plenary presided over by Singaporean President T. Raja Kumar. Delegates from over 200 jurisdictions and international organizations convened in Paris for…

Ramp up exports ( Part – II )

The strategy I propose aligns with a National Export Vision, echoing the principles of a sovereign, progressive, and efficient welfare state. The short to medium-term mission statements encompass prioritizing export-led…

China’s giant leap

A gathering of some 5,000 top scientists and engineers listened in pin-drop silence on January 7, 2020 as Chinese President Xi Jinping laid out his vision and strategy to make…

Beyond colonial legacies—II

An additional critical factor contributing to the governance and economic challenges in Pakistan is the dominance of certain influential groups within the public discourse. This includes so-called economists, researchers, authors,…