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Stay orders: a termite in justice system?

The federal minister for information and broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry while addressing a press conference this week claimed that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) could not recover Rs 3000 billion…

Ecosystem of hate

LYNCHING is the practice of summary extralegal executions introduced in 18th-century America — ritualised violence inflicted by a group on an individual. Genocide is a form of mass lynching perpetrated…

FATF – financial politics

"Money is the mother of all politics", Jesse. M. Unruh. A statement that has been debated but not disputed. This is visible in the classification of the world into the…

Countering financial crimes

In recent days, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has taken many steps to enforce internal accountability mechanism to uproot corruption/malpractices within the organisation. The steps like making Chief Commissioners as…

Restructuring of tax system: a blueprint

“A comprehensive strategy had been formulated to shift the gear and move to higher economic growth. I do not believe in increase in taxes to increase revenue collection but those outside…

Illicit financial flows in the region

A recent study (November 24, 2017) provides an assessment of routes, actors and sources of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and corruption in and between Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal,…