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State Of Higher Education

State of higher education

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently published a special report on ‘Higher Education in South Asia’. According to this report, higher education in South Asia is at a crossroads. Driven…

IT In Banking – Challenges

IT in banking – challenges

One of the biggest challenges faced by the Information Technology (IT) Industry in developing banking software was to design a universal system that provided a user-friendly solution to the banking…

Hard Facts Of Friendship

Hard facts of friendship

US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang have little in common. The first is the leader of the “free world”, albeit with feet of clay, with security services…

Budget 2013-14: No Will To Tax The Rich

Budget 2013-14: No will to tax the rich

By just tinkering with tax rates here and there and imposing or enhancing regressive taxes - fixing revenue collection target at Rs 2598 billion for fiscal year 2013-14 - the…

Invisible Enemy

Invisible enemy

Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA) recently held a Cyber Security Conference at Islamabad. This paper analyzes key aspects of the discourse, captures important observations and recommends action points for securing…

Revenue Targets For 2013-14

Revenue targets for 2013-14

According to Press reports, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is not going to collect even Rs 2000 billion against the target of Rs 2381 billion fixed in budget 2012-13,…

As We Near Collapse

As we near collapse

With the elections behind us, we can now look ahead to try and shape a better future for ourselves. Priority must now be given to projects that can contribute to…

Survey On HR Policies And Practices

Survey on HR policies and practices

The Human Resources Benchmarking Survey (HRBS-2012) revealed that most aspects of the HR function in Pakistan have become more sophisticated over a period of time (the survey has been carried…