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Oil, gas prices: need for stabilisation fund

Oil prices go up and down. Now gas prices are also linked with oil prices. While lower oil prices go unnoticed and without affecting the economies of the developing countries…

Wealth tax in the guise of deemed income

Whenever historians will write the history of an abusive, incorrect, absurd and technically incorrect tax imposition anywhere in the world they will censure Pakistan for its ‘presumptive’ and ‘minimum’ tax…

Towards a fast track solar programme

A fast track solar programme appears to be the need of the hour for reducing electricity cost. At least 1000MW should be installed in one year from now. It is…

Redefining harassment

Empowering women in the economy is central to realising women’s rights and eliminating gender inequality. Women’s economic empowerment can only be achieved if barriers that impede their access to the…

Another U-turn!

Pakistan is a unique country where the governments-military and civilian alike-have been frequently introducing amnesty schemes allowing whitening of untaxed/undeclared assets. Historically, both the Legislature and Executive have always shown…

The ‘POL bomb’

Rising need of petroleum and its heavy taxation leaves the common man stripped of his earnings, and renders the lives of the poor more miserable than before, but despite all…

Self-serving laws – I

Uninterrupted decade of democracy [2008 to 2018], unprecedented in our political history entailing smooth transfer of power to elected representatives, according to the Constitution, is an occasion for national jubilation…

Trapped by own lies

And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]-Al-Quran (2:42)  Heads of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) entangled in legal…

Panama case judgement: Dismissal of review petitions

Nawaz Sharif, his offspring, son-in-law, Muhammad Safdar, and father-in-law of younger daughter, Muhammad Ishaq Dar, in multiple review petitions filed against the decisions of Supreme Court of April 20, 2017…