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Buoyancy of FBR revenues

The good news is that FBR has achieved extraordinary growth in tax revenues of 41 percent in the first two months of the current financial year. Income tax revenues are…

Small depositors

THE State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has recently doubled the guaranteed amount from Rs250,000 to Rs500,000 per eligible depositor per bank. As the vast majority of depositors are small, typically…

Education is key

Since independence, numerous educational policies have been implemented to improve the education system of the country and achieve universal education. However, despite these reforms, the state fails to provide free…

Fragile economic recovery

Make too many promises and sooner rather than later a government will find that all can’t be kept. This is especially true as far as economic policy is concerned where…

Crippled agro-economy

Despite wheat output of around 27 million tonnes, Pakistan is still unable to fulfil local demand and is planning to import three million tonnes of wheat at expensive rates --…

Energy: projects and potential

A rather ugly situation is developing with respect to the IGCEP (Indicative Generation Capacity Expansion Plan). Reportedly, no consensus has been achieved in the CCI on the subject. And, also…

How PM Khan and PTI win 2023

Prime Minister Imran Khan has a lot more power than his critics may give him credit for, and he has used this power to make five bets that are going…

US militarism

President Biden addressed the UN General on September 21 with a warning that the climate crisis is fast approaching a “point of no return,” and a promise that the United…

Transparency that matters

At present there are around 200 universities / Higher Education Institutes (HEI) and many more affiliated colleges operating in Pakistan. Of these 200 universities, anywhere from one to two dozen…

Transparency that matters

At present there are around 200 universities / Higher Education Institutes (HEI) and many more affiliated colleges operating in Pakistan. Of these 200 universities, anywhere from one to two dozen…