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FY23 budget: some new avenues

Pakistan is currently facing a series of challenges. The coalition government, led by Shehbaz Sharif, is trying to bridge the trade deficit, expected to be over Rs 5600 billion in…

Pakistan’s long FATF ordeal

The world has evolved into a global village due to technological advancements, connectivity and integration with each other—all these increasing by each passing day. Though it is making life much…

Unending servitude

A detailed analysis of International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff report on Pakistan transpires that the lender of last resort is dictating governance and economic policies of Pakistan. This is 22nd…

The FATF ordeal

The four-day-long sixth plenary meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) concluded on March 4, 2022 with adoption of amendment to recommendation 24 and its interpretive note. The purpose…

Shape of the real crisis

THERE is something simmering underneath the political crisis unfolding in front of our eyes. Let’s do a deep dive. Imran Khan’s supporters can see no wrong in what he says…

Defying authority

NOTHING perturbs one more than the sight of the powerful playing their games while the sorry state of our education — on which depends the prosperity of our children, our…

Accountability, corruption & HR…

The recent Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (CPI) reveals that corruption levels are standstill and there is no visible change noted for the tenth year in review. It shows that…

Kashmir: a sea of traumatized humanity

From a tourist’s lens, being born in Kashmir is a blessing to be cherished. To a Kashmiri, however, it equates to a lifelong imprisonment. From the moment a Kashmiri is…