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Modi In Hyderabad

Modi in Hyderabad

It is likely that Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, in which position he will be a most important person so far as Pakistan is concerned…

Tax Directory Of All

Tax Directory of all

'All lawmakers are taxpayers'-Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar, Business Recorder, January 7, 2014: On the first day of 2014, the Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), while appearing before Public Accounts…

Misrepresentation And Its Discontents

Misrepresentation and its discontents

The CIA-run drone program in Pakistan has had many defenders in its time, but few, I imagine, with Dr Akbar Zaidi’s credentials. In his cavilling attack on a clique of…

Fighting By Proxy

Fighting by proxy

What are India’s top two fears? A repeat of 1989 when some of the mujahideen groups from the 1979 war against the Soviets in Afghanistan were diverted to augment the…

A Crisis Of Laws

A crisis of laws

Article 20 of the Constitution is related to the freedom to profess religion and to manage religious institutions. In the relevant part, it says, “Subject to public order and morality:…

Choking Funds To Suppress Dissent

Choking funds to suppress dissent

Perhaps no other country has as complex a maze of laws and rules – that give arbitrary powers to the state – as India. And no other state has abused…

Our Sleeping Avengers

Our sleeping avengers

The news today may bring you to the edge of your seat, but apathy to the violence that endures may soon take over, given the general societal attitude. At an…

Sheer Ignorance Of Law?

Sheer ignorance of law?

Ignorantia juris non excusat or ignorantia legis neminem excusat (Latin for "ignorance of the law does not excuse" or "ignorance of the law excuses no one") is a legal principle…