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Glorifiers of criminality

Human rights. Freedom of expression. Democracy. These are the cleverest labels for crafting false as true and vice versa. While the political elite are discussed and torn apart regularly, as…

FBR’s statistics: a critical analysis — II

The same position prevailed for tax year 2017. Out of total registered companies, only 42% (37,130) filed returns! If FBR cannot enforce section 114(1) of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001,…

The ‘Pawri’ diplomacy

The “almost” blasphemous has happened. An Indian music composer Yashraj Mukhate gave music to the Pakistani “Pawri girl” video. Banned, no. Arrested, no. Social boycott, no. Condemned, no. Maybe I…

Life responsibility

“It’s my life” sung by Jon Bon Jovi was a Chart buster song in 2000. Everybody loved the theme. It started the millennial era. The 21st generation rebels just adored…

Law reforms

“No progress can be achieved without giving Pakistan a well functioning and fully optimal legal system", said our founding father, Quaid-e-Azam Muhamad Ali Jinnah who was a statesman of abounding…

Elite capture and lack of rule of law

The country will pay a heavy cost for the most recent appalling example of vigilantism in the name of religion as evidenced in Sialkot, roundly denounced by the country’s military…

Learning curve for Aryan Khan

IT’S a relief of course that Aryan Khan managed to get bail in what looks like a cooked-up case of drug abuse. The 23-year-old son of Indian movie idol Shahrukh…

Karachi on fire

IN recent days, Karachi dwellers have witnessed several incidents of fire. The busy Saddar area experienced major blazes. More than 300 shops and establishments were gutted in one market, reportedly causing a…