Belarus and Pakistan sign MoUs for mutual economic gains

Pakistan and Belarus on Tuesday agreed on a road map for economic cooperation to increase their bilateral trade up to US one billion dollars, with a focus on industrial cooperation, agriculture and infrastructure development.

The document to this effect was signed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov in Islamabad.

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Collection and collectors – The flawed tax system

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

Husain Haqqani’s failed anti “China’s Pakistan Push”

Mr Husain Haqqani has once again targeted Pakistan. This time it was an extremely failed attempt at highlighting some “facts” why Pakistan – China alliance and Chinese investment in Pakistan is doomed to fail!

The U.S. has shown little apprehension over China taking the lead in helping Pakistan build critical infrastructure.

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Corruption becoming a system

SOME argue that corruption, seen as ‘speed money’, ‘price of information’, or ‘kickbacks’, is not a big issue in any economy/ society. It is seen as the ‘grease’ that makes a system work. What is not taken into account in such narratives are the broader issues invoked when those who have been entrusted with a . . . → Read More: Corruption becoming a system

The Nation’s Problems Unite: Muttahida Qaumi Movement ke Muttahida Qaumi Maslay-masaail!!

Despite years of establishment support, the MQM’s shenanigans and tantrums have transformed it into a nation-wide problem, further alienating from the national political mainstream – and it could end up becoming an aberration or political joke if it does not behave like a mature democratic institution

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Media overestimated the role of social media?

I admit I was wrong in my pre-poll projections. Like most of my colleagues in the media, I had expected the PPP to get a good drubbing in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). But very few of us had expected it to be wiped out almost completely from these two provinces. On the other hand, none . . . → Read More: Media overestimated the role of social media?

Pak Steel to increase output by 60%

Pakistan Steel Mills will receive Rs11 billion on May 16 as part of a bailout package to purchase raw materials to increase output to 60%, Federal Minister for Production and Industries Shahzada Ahsan Ashraf Sheikh said on Thursday.

He was speaking to gathering organised by the chairman of the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) Muhammad . . . → Read More: Pak Steel to increase output by 60%

Are violent movies the cure for real life bloodshed?

For all the grim news about the economy and jobs over the last few years, one indicator of the quality of life in the United States has stubbornly continued to improve. The latest Federal Bureau of Investigation data suggests crime rates went on falling through the first half of 2011, recession be damned. In 1991, . . . → Read More: Are violent movies the cure for real life bloodshed?

Pakistan – Its broke and you can’t fix it!

I hate to be honest and factual about certain issues and subjects… Unfortunately Pakistan’s future happens to be one such subject. It’s like discussing future medical treatment for a 100% certified terminally ill patient whose chances of recovery are worse than none. While the doctors discuss with family of the patient what . . . → Read More: Pakistan – Its broke and you can’t fix it!

Three New US Navy Battle Ships:

USS REAGAN Seeing it next to the Arizona Memorial really puts its size into perspective… ENORMOUS!

USS Reagan – US NAVY Battle Ship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the Bridge pipes ‘Man the Rail’ there is a lot of rail to man on this monster: shoulder to shoulder, around 4.5 . . . → Read More: Three New US Navy Battle Ships: