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Of Corruption And Tax Evasion

Of corruption and tax evasion

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), infamous for corruption and inefficiency, is now turned into House of Fraudsters. The recent news of tax frauds and scams - fake refunds, non-collection…

Privatisation Of Strategic Assets: Guidelines

Privatisation of strategic assets: guidelines

The government has said time and again that it is resorting to privatisation in order to reduce the burden on the national exchequer as these state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are running…

The Urgent Economic Threats

The urgent economic threats

In a pluralistic society how does one get to manage the variations apparent in a society? Now that the accolades are almost over and democracy is saved because of the…

Balancing Act For Turkey Economy In 2014

Balancing act for Turkey economy in 2014

Turkey faces an economic tight-rope walk in 2014, analysts warn, at risk from global turbulence and under pressure from the markets to cut consumption in a highly-charged election year. The…

Legacy Of Benazir Bhutto

Legacy of Benazir Bhutto

27 December 2013 marks the sixth death anniversary of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, the visionary leader, who resisted with courage the agenda of pushing Pakistan to a theocratic State incapable of…

Time For Introspection

Time for introspection

The history of Pakistan shows that Pakistanis lost the habit of introspecting that makes one regret his failures, jolts his conscience, and triggers a desire to make up for his…

The Forex Challenge

The Forex challenge

Pakistan suffers from two structural deficits of the budget and the current account of the balance of payments. The budget deficit is being financed heavily by the printing of rupee…

Walt Whitman’s Pakistan

Walt Whitman’s Pakistan

In the 1990s a brave new political culture emerged from the bowels of the Bill Clinton political machine. Stan Greenberg, James Carville and Dick Morris helped shape this new culture.…