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Making Pakistan ‘Asian Tiger’

In the past, the repeated claims by Muhammad Ishaq Dar and Ahsan Iqbal, influential ministers of the cabinet of Nawaz Sharif that “Pakistan will be the next Asian Tiger” were…

Making tax system functional

The primary function of a tax system is to raise revenue for the governments at various levels, in the case of Pakistan, federal and provincial, for their public expenditure as…

The Making Of A Controversy

The making of a controversy

If a decision is to be made in an emergency situation in which there is no opportunity for proper consultation or in-depth consideration, then there is a possibility of error.…

Bombshell GM lawsuit has bribes, backdoor schemes

General Motors' bombshell lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler reads like a crime novel, with jaw-dropping bribes, a custom-made Italian watch, and splurges on a luxury wedding and $7,000 feasts at upscale…

Pakistan: an Egypt in the making?

The International Monetary Fund's Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme design for Pakistan (July 2019-September 2022) is uncannily similar to that for Egypt (November 2016-2019 with the last mandatory review held…

Making tax system functional

The primary function of a tax system is to raise revenue for the governments at various levels, in the case of Pakistan, federal and provincial, for their public expenditure as…

Laws cannot be inhuman

When "law is blind" is taken literally, it spells trouble. Laws are supposed to be a set of rules made by a state for keeping the peace and security of…

Overhaul the NAB law

THE government’s plans to soften the National Accountability Bureau Ordinance for certain categories of citizens are becoming curiouser and curiouser, and it seems some basic flaws in the Musharraf-made measure…

Updating Christian Personal Law

Updating Christian personal law

In 2016 a Christian man, Ameen Masih, wanted to divorce his wife. However, much to his dismay he found out that he could not do so under the 1869 Divorce…

Pakistan: an Egypt in the making?

The International Monetary Fund's Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme design for Pakistan (July 2019-September 2022) is uncannily similar to that for Egypt (November 2016-2019 with the last mandatory review held…