(By Irfan Ghauri) Beset with charges of corruption and flagrant mismanagement in Sindh, the Pakistan Peoples Party, which had coalition governments at the centre and in three provinces from 2008 to 2013, is in hot water. And many within the PPP believe a change of command could salvage their foundering party.
According to them, a . . . → Read More: Can PPP be brought back to life?
How within a five-year period did we get from “the state shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such manner as may be determined by law” (Article 25A introduced by the 18th Amendment), to the state forcing private individuals and entities to curtail profits . . . → Read More: Pak Govt’s misadventure in to education system
A young lady associated with the Punjab administration decided to do her job honestly and to the best of her ability. The results were startling. Suddenly there were graphic reports of donkey meat, pork and even meat of dead animals being sold and supplied to eateries. There were also reports of unhygienic conditions . . . → Read More: It’s never too late… Saving Pakistanis
A former deputy chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Hassan Wasim Afzal, on Wednesday told a court that the original record in the SGS-Cotecna reference he provided to the then Ehtesab bench in 1998 had gone missing.
Testifying before the accountability court judge, Mohammad Bashir, the former NAB official stated that he himself brought . . . → Read More: Questiong Zardari’s Corruption Ventures
“When I lived in Pakistan, I lived as a Hindu, [but] when I migrated to India in search of safety and dignity, I have been given a cold shoulder for being a Pakistani,” lamented Amar Ram, 20, who migrated to India in April last year.
His complaint illustrates the irony of the bind in which . . . → Read More: Pakistani Hindus not any better off in India
Criticising the alleged mismanagement in the Pakistan International Airlines, a pilots’ body on Monday urged the authorities to appoint qualified and experienced people to run the national flag carrier.
Speaking at a press conference, Amir Hashmi, the president of the Pakistan Airlines Pilots Association (Palpa), said that the PIA itself claimed on April 24 that . . . → Read More: Government must get qualified people to manage PIA
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has advised taxpayers to avoid responding to spam emails.
FBR official spokesperson Shahid Husain Asad in a statement said that it has been brought to the notice of the board that some taxpayers have received emails, supposedly sent to them by the offices of the FBR.
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At a time when the parallel economy is booming and influential groups and sectors appear as untouchable as ever, government efforts to document the economy have once again fallen prey to the business lobby. The most recent example of this was the imposition of a 0.6 per cent withholding tax on those who do not . . . → Read More: Collection and collectors – The flawed tax system
By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has failed to discharge its constitutional mandate. Judicial Commission (JC) and Election Tribunals (ET) in their reports and verdicts have maintained that there were substantial irregularities in last general elections. There were also widespread allegations of irregularities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa local . . . → Read More: How the ECP has damaged the democracy in Pakistan