Say No To Amnesty Schemes

Another Amnesty is here, offering relief to the holders of overseas assets to announce their properties abroad, and to bring foreign exchange back to the country, by paying a nominal amount of tax. Habitual of repeating what Einstein called madness (doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result), we are … Continue reading Say No To Amnesty Schemes

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Democracy Is About Institutional Reforms, Not Mere Public Voting

Democracy is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. It’s a process whereby a political party or individuals are backed by a group of like-minded constituents to implement a given policy. Politicians are voted into office to make laws for the state institutions to perform and advance a specific agenda. … Continue reading Democracy Is About Institutional Reforms, Not Mere Public Voting

Militaristic Approach Of Countering Terrorism

Our history of terrorism is as old as our willingness to use violence to affect politics. We have inherited and are still facing different forms of terrorism since Zia’s era of political Islamisation and the Soviet Afghan war. Currently we are at war with a terrorist movement fueled by a radical ideology of injustice, oppression, … Continue reading Militaristic Approach Of Countering Terrorism

Getting PIA Back on Track

Once upon a time, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was among the world’s premier carriers. Having the green national flag painted on every plane, it was a symbol of statehood and pride. Delivering high levels of safety standards, service quality and punctuality, it lived up to its ‘Great people to fly with’ tagline. Originally founded as Orient … Continue reading Getting PIA Back on Track

Donald Trump and Muslim World: Uncertainties Ahead

Concluding a very hard-fought campaign, the Republican Trump stunned the America and whole world by defeating his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th President of the United States. Donald Trump is a 70-years old Manhattan real estate tycoon who has never held any elected office; defeated the former secretary of … Continue reading Donald Trump and Muslim World: Uncertainties Ahead

Indirect taxation is a regressive move affecting the poor – make FBR independent instead

Taxes are the price paid by civilised societies for the opportunity to remain civilised. PHOTO: REUTERS Taxes are what make governments work and allow other functions to operate smoothly. It maintains the country’s infrastructure, funds government operations, facilities and the logistics involved in running a country. All across the world, governments’ levy taxes from its … Continue reading Indirect taxation is a regressive move affecting the poor – make FBR independent instead

Capping The Menace Of Circular Debt

After taking over the rein of this country in May 2013, the largest challenge for PML-N leadership was to fulfill their pre-election promise of solving the prevailing energy crisis at their earliest. More than three years have passed and PML-N is yet to fulfill its promise made to the masses. This is unlikely to happen … Continue reading Capping The Menace Of Circular Debt