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Taxation Challenge

Taxation challenge

In the fiscal year 2012-13, FBR miserably failed to collect the three times downward-revised budget. The massive shortfall of Rs 444 billion forced the government to borrow more money to…

Why Is Pakistan So Ungovernable?

Why is Pakistan so ungovernable?

Pity the person who has the most thankless job on the planet - leading Pakistan! Even if he's honest, sincere, and competent, the herculean task of clearing the mess we're…

Slide Towards Isolation

Slide towards isolation

IT is ironic that in the wake of the rightwing political mantra about a `free` and `sovereign` Pakistan, recent reports on socio-cultural indicators depict a dismal picture of the country`s…

9/11 And The 11th Of September

9/11 and the 11th of September

The 11th day of September has not been good to Pakistan. Ask any group of Pakistanis why Pakistan has failed to live up to its potential and sooner rather than…

The Worst Era Ever?

The worst era ever?

The last PPP government is frequently termed as Pakistan’s worst. Some use such assessments to merely lambast the PPP. Others argue that incompetence was so extraordinary that it proves that…

Tax The Rich

Tax the rich

The Human Development Report 2013 just released by the United Nations Development Programme highlights the rise of the Global South, comprising 130 developing countries, as the main drivers of the…

Pakistan: A To Z – For Dummies

Pakistan: A to Z – for dummies

As Pakistan wobbles between democracy and autocracy, modernity and a return to Zia’s era, balancing itself precariously amid cautious secularism and reckless repression, the world looks on. However, the world…