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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…

Restructuring the tax system — III

While the FBR under the present economic team has performed excellently under the adverse conditions and despite heavy financial toll of Covid-19, especially in the midst of deadly second wave,…

In support of a tiered university system

The seeds of California’s public university system – as it is today – were sowed in 1960, with the California Master Plan. The plan aimed to combine exceptional quality and…

Strengthening food systems

Achieving food security and nutrition for all goes beyond eliminating hunger – which is a high priority under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 agenda. SDG2 – ‘End hunger, achieve…

Restoring the ecosystem

Back in 1987, ‘Our common future’, also known as the Brundtland Report, proposed the three main pillars of sustainable development: economic growth, environmental protection, and social equality. A group of…

Systemic deficiencies

We heard repeatedly that children – who tend to escape the more severe symptoms of COVID-19 – have had to sacrifice the education to which they are entitled. The school…

Financial inclusion and women’s integration

Mao Zedong proclaimed that ‘women hold up half the sky’ but he forgot to recognize that we still live in a man’s world. Women’s empowerment through access to finance, jobs,…

Tenure Track System reforms

The Tenure Track System (TTS) was introduced by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) in 2002, as part of the strategy for reforming education quality. The objective was to attract…

Financial sector trends

According to a research report prepared by the State Bank, the penetration of bank credit in the country's economy is quite low compared to the regional and emerging economies and…

Financial instability

In 2016, this writer wrote as many as six articles on Offshore assets of Pakistani citizens, which have been compiled in the form of a book. This endeavour, however modest,…