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
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.
. . . → Read More: Husain Haqqani’s failed anti “China’s Pakistan Push”
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
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
. . . → Read More: The Nation’s Problems Unite: Muttahida Qaumi Movement ke Muttahida Qaumi Maslay-masaail!!
By Enum Naseer
Feelings of doom and gloom continue to overshadow Pakistan’s success with democracy. With the country just days away from its moment of truth- the elections, enthusiastic political advertisements continue to consume much of the space on print, electronic and social media to promise peace and prosperity. Yet, the economy of Pakistan stands . . . → Read More: Mirage Revisited
Much is happening in Pakistan—not all of it is good. While a lot is said and written about all that is wrong the good – little as it is – is mostly ignored.
. . . → Read More: The Glass Half Full