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PARTLY FACETIOUS: Aseefa did a Zardari rather than a Bhutto

“Israel has retaliated….” “As expected, but there are no reports of casualties and no report of any damage to a civilian installation...

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Anjum Ibrahim

Pakistan on the IMF doorstep again

With Pakistan embroiled in an acute burden of debt, to the extent that 70 percent of its revenue is diverted to pay off debt, there is no way but...

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Farhat Ali

Death by lightning

Unexpected rainfall in April in Karachi. Actually, totally unexpected weather not only in Karachi but in the entire country and specially in the...

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Zia Ul Islam Zuberi

Powering Pakistan: Transforming energy distribution for economic prosperity

In Pakistan, the energy sector stands as both a pillar of progress and a stumbling block to prosperity. At the heart of this conundrum lies the...

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Sajid Mehmood Qazi

Section 7E: Constitutional validity

Taxing immoveable property and taxing income arising from immoveable property are two different concepts. The former is the burden on immovable...

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Dr Ikramul Haq

Ending hopium — III

The energy sector needs significant investment in refinery, petrochemical, oil and gas storages and transmission pipelines to ensure energy...

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Sheikh Imran Ul Haque

EFF programme, non-inflationary economic growth, and counter-cyclical policy approach

A recent ‘Transcript of Global Financial Stability Report April 2024 press briefing’, carried a rather very pertinent question regarding a...

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Dr Omer Javed

PARTLY FACETIOUS: The letter ‘B’

“I want the letter B expunged from the English alphabet.” “Are you crazy! There are so many keywords that begin with that letter.” “Not...

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Anjum Ibrahim

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Our economic team in Washington

“Minister of Finance’s successful trip to Washington, DC…” “Why don’t you wait before passing judgement – I mean It’s been only two...

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Anjum Ibrahim

Brent and Bibi

Two bunch of people would have started this week with long faces. One, swing traders with long Brent positions itching to make a quick buck from...

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Shahab Jafry

Palestine exposes the Orwellian freedom & Western democracy

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Polonius inquires, “What do you read my Lord? Words, words, words” Hamlet replies. This precisely is the case of...

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Saulat Nagi

Developing the semiconductor industry

After being a part of the team that developed Intel’s Pentium microprocessor, I returned to my motherland in the year 1992 hoping to develop the...

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Dr Farid A Malik

Ending hopium—II

SIFC (Special Investment Facilitation Council) and the last Caretaker Government had taken the elephant steps on fertilizer, HEC and tube-well...

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Sheikh Imran Ul Haque

The way forward for Pakistan

“Rather than going cap-in-hand asking for new finance, the new government and its backers in the establishment and business would need to design...

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Muhammad Azfar Ahsan

PARTLY FACETIOUS: The difference between the Houses

“So what do you reckon is the difference between the House of the Bhutto Zardaris, the House of the Sharifs and the household of the man Who Must...

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Anjum Ibrahim

Deemed income tax on ownership of vacant plot of land incorrect—V

All the arguments and contentions made by the Sindh High Court in the aforesaid order which have been emphasised are factually, and legally...

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Syed Shabbar Zaidi

Ending hopium—I

Is it time to implement manifestos, return to the drawing board under the shadow of a national government, maintain status quo or take prioritized...

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Sheikh Imran Ul Haque

The education crisis

The Prime Minister has rightly lamented recently on the lack of access to education of children generally and especially from poor families or...

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Dr Hafiz A Pasha

Iran-Israel Russian Roulette

The expected has happened. After Israel’s strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1, 2024 killed seven personnel including three...

16.04.2024 1

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Rashed Rahman

Partly Facetious: Looking at the West for the high moral ground

“I was so very disappointed!” “In what? That the bright, highly educated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (SKA) is setting up a new party and…”...

16.04.2024 1

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Anjum Ibrahim

Deemed income tax on ownership of vacant plot of land incorrect—IV

For the sake of clarity we reproduce the gist of the Order passed by the Sindh High Court as under. This fundamental issue has been missed by the...

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Syed Shabbar Zaidi

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