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IT export sector – II

This problem is with how Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the taxation authority of Pakistan, deals with tax payers. FBR is notorious for harassing taxpayers through frivolous and often incorrect…

The task ahead

The success of the no-confidence motion against former Prime Minister Imran Khan and Shehbaz Sharif’s election as prime minister are landmark developments in the political history of Pakistan. The change…

Our bourgeois democracy

The failure of the PTI in extending help to the people and the recent price hike in petroleum prices by the Shahbaz Sharif-led government has put a question mark on…

Deconstructing the property tax

One of the significant measures to meet the demands of the International Monetary Fund is the tax revenue target of Rs7,004 billion of the Federal Board of Revenue for FY2022-23,…

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…

Pakistan at a crossroads — I

The continuous failures and inability of the incumbent coalition government of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to handle governance-related challenges have provided the opposition parties an opportunity to make a last ditch…

PTI’s 20-year term

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan does not like the five-year-term limit and considers it democracy’s tragedy. As the Senate-scare is behind him, now is a good time to suggest a serious…

Tough decisions

Governments all over the world routinely make the following announcements to prepare citizens for difficult days: “We are taking tough decisions; these are decisions which are in the right direction;…