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Need for National Tax Academy—I

[NTC] was established and its terms of reference (ToRs) approved. According to a Press report, “The harmonisation of GST is part of the World Bank’s budgetary support loan of US$750…

The growing CAD

The debate over current account slippages is once again gaining traction in the mainstream media. Most commentators do not seem to appreciate that in principle, running a current account deficit…

Buying academic Ferraris

We have a planning problem. We are always in a (fool’s) rush to raise the next project, build the next megaproject, but once it is completed, the ribbon is cut,…

Academic corruption

Times Higher Education (THE) is one of a number of organizations that compiles annual university rankings for universities around the globe. A few days ago, it released its rankings for…

HEC announces guidance for academic institutions

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced a new policy guidance for the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), following the government’s decision regarding continuation of education during the 2nd wave of…

Seizing the next decade

Shaping a better future with citizen-centric policy initiatives is about knowing the local context, engaging with the global picture and decoding the available opportunities. It is also a whole lot…

Academics in chains

The video clip of former Punjab University vice chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran and registrars of Punjab University in handcuffs depicted a ghastly spectacle. Dr Kamran is a physicist recognised within…