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Sordid Story Of Tax Frauds – III

Sordid story of tax frauds – III

During 2003-2007, one tax official used different techniques to issue illegal refunds in several cases without any check by any agency. It was found that the accused official during his…

Tax Amnesty For Whom?

Tax amnesty for whom?

The Political and Strategy Committee (PSC) of Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf (PTI), in a meeting held under its Chairman Imran has expressed deep concern over the introduction of Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill…

The Need Of The Hour

The need of the hour

The disclosures about the latest negotiations between IMF and the ministry of finance suggested that, given the steady decline in Pakistan's exchange reserves, Pakistan had sought fresh credit facilities under…

Beyond Reform?

Beyond reform?

Since the start of World Bank funded Tax Administration Reforms Programme (TARP), FBR has been making tall claims about its automation efforts. All the chairmen of FBR, who headed the…

Sheer Ignorance Of Law?

Sheer ignorance of law?

Ignorantia juris non excusat or ignorantia legis neminem excusat (Latin for "ignorance of the law does not excuse" or "ignorance of the law excuses no one") is a legal principle…

Zero-sum Politics

Zero-sum politics

Karachi, a city that is known both for its unending expansion and opportunities and recurrent deaths and desolation, has, in recent days, once again fallen victim to the narrow political…

Mansions & Fake IDs

Mansions & fake IDs

In the middle of July, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had invited claims, if any, on the land where the Osama bin Laden mansion had once stood in Abbottabad. On…