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Elusive corporate turnaround

This article is not about sovereign states, political parties, celebrities and other boring stuff. It’s about corporate turnaround. It is relevant to Pakistan because almost 70% of the state-owned enterprises…

A parliament in a hurry

THERE may be many things wrong about the joint sitting of parliament that took place on Nov 17. For example, no meaningful effort was made to develop cross-party consensus on the most…

Stoking religious sentiments

The Indian War of Independence (or the 1857 Indian Mutiny as the British call it) did not start as a "War of Independence" by Indians against Britishers. The British East…

Remove the misconceptions on CPEC

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been a subject of controversy and misgivings since its inception, notwithstanding the fact that it offers tremendous and equal business and strategic opportunities…

Anti-export’ bias

There is a dire need for transparency and rationalization in Pakistan’s tariff policymaking. It has been oft emphasized by export-oriented industries that the import tariffs on industry inputs ultimately serve…

The economy

In these times of political uncertainty in Pakistan, the country's economy is a matter of great concern. The stability of the rupee against the dollar, dwindling foreign direct investments, Pakistan's…

Global dynamics of CPEC

Of all the countries, India has the singular distinction of voicing concerns about the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and has been vocal since CPEC's very inception. The reason cited by…

Shoot The Messenger

Shoot the messenger

"Officials at the Federal Board of Revenue also questioned the criteria of selection of the contributors. Many of the contributors are either lawyers or chartered accountants. Such contributors prefer to…

A flawed system of governance

A Muslim majority state was envisaged by its founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to ensure conducive conditions for the Muslims of British-India for socio-economic, cultural and religious development. Pakistan geographically…