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Time For Change

Time for change

Last week, in an article in the Financial Times, columnist Victor Mallet concluded that Pakistan's phenomenal population growth rate (3.8 children per women), not politics, threatens Pakistan. At this growth…

IMF And FBR

IMF and FBR

International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its Third Review under the 1Extended Arrangement for Pakistan, has noted significant shortfall in revenue measures from the original programme objectives. The IMF2 says that…

The ‘receipt’

The ‘receipt’

There is no intimidating message written on the small donation receipts being distributed among shopkeepers of an apparent safe and upscale neighbourhood of Karachi during the closing days of the…

Social Contract

Social contract

There are many theories about the origin of the state and its role in the life of its citizens. One view is that the state is inherently an oppressive institution,…

Budget 2014-15: Reforming Sales Tax System – I

Budget 2014-15: Reforming sales tax system – I

Taxation should serve as a catalyst for industrial expansion and economic growth. In Pakistan the ill-directed, illogical, regressive and unfair tax regulations are causing a dampening effect on the industrial…

How Do I Fool Thee?

How do I fool thee?

The assault on the innocent and unsuspecting people of Pakistan continues in ever ingenious and innovative ways. The new drama series, ‘clash of institutions’, is just another weapon in this…

The Great Migration

The great migration

I sit sad in the valley/Listening to the river that says Trespasser, trespasser, trespasser./I stubbornly say, All the same It’s still beautiful./And I know that’s true But I know also/Why…

Agents Of Change

Agents of change

Nation-building processes cannot work and development goals cannot be achieved if women are denied meaningful political participation. To ensure this, Pakistan’s parliament introduced a 17pc gender quota in 2002 in…

Democracy Still In Its Infancy

Democracy still in its infancy

The Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif's statement on Monday, a little over five months after he was appointed, that "Pakistan army upholds the sanctity of all institutions and…