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Huzaima Bukhari & Dr Ikramul Haq
Saturday, December 07, 2013
With the appointment of Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani as the next chief justice of Pakistan from December 12, 2013, on the retirement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, there is enthusiasm in official circles that the ...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Dr Ikramul Haq
Huzaima Bukhari and The rich-poor divide is increasing at an alarming rate in Pakistan as evident from a number of informative – though highly disturbing – studies conducted by the World Bank and the Centre for Research on Poverty ...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Huzaima Bukhari & Dr Ikramul Haq
Humanity has suffered a lot since the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York on September 9, 2001. The incident, and what followed thereafter, has changed the very fabric of modern day societies. The main casualties in all ...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Dr Ikramul Haq
Successive governments in Pakistan provided money laundering schemes to the black economy, including proceeds from the drug trade in the name of ‘good economic measures’ (sic) to ‘boost industrial progress’. Our drug barons hardly ...
Friday, June 14, 2013
Huzaima Bukhari & Dr Ikramul Haq
The writers, tax lawyers, are members of the adjunct faculty at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Budget 2013-14, unveiled by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday evening, confirms one thing – there is no ...
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Huzaima Bukhari & Dr Ikramul Haq
At the end of full five years of civilian democratic rule, the country is in the grip of despair and disillusionment – the endless killing of innocent people and the economic collapse are posing serious threats to the survival of the ...
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Huzaima Bukhari and Dr Ikramul Haq
Tax declarations of holders of public office - in fact all taxpayers - do not enjoy 'confidentiality' and 'secrecy'. Declarations have to be provided by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) as and when required by the Election ...
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Dr Ikramul Haq
Many members of parliament, who are under oath to act within the bounds of the supreme law of the land, have been violating tax laws by not filing tax returns or, instead, declaring laughable incomes. The study ‘Representation ...
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Dr Ikramul Haq
Huzaima Bukhari and US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson’s statement on December 10 against the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline (IP) was not a mere reiteration of the economic interests of the United States and its allies; it has ...
Friday, November 09, 2012
Huzaima Bukhari & Dr Ikramul Haq
The legislature is sovereign, but the supremacy of the constitution is above everything. Legislators, in fact, exercise delegated powers given by the people within the framework of the constitution. Events since March 9, 2007 – a ...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Dr Ikramul Haq
The international drug mafia is involved in a business whose estimated total transactions cross $5 trillion-a-year, according to Drug Report 2011 of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. The partnership between drug ...
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Posted : Apr 06, 2014
When protectors become persecutors

Posted : Apr 03, 2014