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Zilhaj 27, 1437 A.H.
Dr Ikramul Haq
From Panama to the Bahamas
September 24, 2016
The Bahamas leaks, with the names of many Pakistani businessmen, officials and offspring of politicians allegedly doing clandestine/suspicious...
Lessons from 9/11
September 11, 2016
Since the ghastly attacks on the twin towers at New York on September 9, 2001, humanity at large has been continuously facing threats of terrorism...
Democratic political parties
September 07, 2016
The lack of democratic values within political parties is a perpetual weakness of our system. Dominated by individuals, parties openly defy laws...
August 21, 2016
“All public power is a sacred trust, which is to be exercised fairly, justly, honestly and in accordance with law”. – Supreme...
Terrorism and the drug trade
June 29, 2016
June 26 marks the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The day was decided by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987...
A routine exercise
June 05, 2016
With the announcement of the budget for FY2016-17, it has again been established that our budget-makers, no matter under what regime, consciously or...
No more commissions please
May 08, 2016
The tug of war on forming a commission under the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Act 1956 (the government has already written a letter to this...
Our curious paradox
April 25, 2016
The prime minister of Pakistan, in his second address to the nation on April 22, 2016 on the allegations arising from the Panama Leaks, has made it...
Innocent unless proven guilty
April 15, 2016
A heated debate is going on in the media, parliament and elsewhere, revolving around the best way to investigate the disclosures contained in the...
April 07, 2016
In the wake of ‘Panama Papers: Politicians, Criminal & Rogue Industry That Hide Their Cash’, heated debates at home and abroad are...
Remembering a black day
March 10, 2016
March 9, 2007 was, undoubtedly, a tragic day in our history. The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) was barred from performing his duties, as a...
Pakistan’s real dilemma
February 21, 2016
According to the spokesman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the collection of Rs1,664 billion till February 15 – against collections of...
February 02, 2016
The federal government has imposed fixed sales tax per litre on all petroleum products with effect from February 1, 2016, violating the statutory...
The IMF and our taxes
January 24, 2016
In a recent report, ‘Unlocking Pakistan’s Tax Revenue Potential’, released on December 4, 2015, the International Monetary Fund...
Why top fashion models never smile
CPEC has made India restless, says Ahsan Iqbal
Pakistan will give befitting response to any misadventure: Gen....
West Indies send Pakistan into bat in first ODI
Saudi soldier killed, 3 civilians hurt by Yemeni shells
14 Indian soldiers killed in clashes with Pakistan Army
How different is Modi’s India?
UN, US ask Pakistan, India to show restraint
USA avoids confirming India's 'surgical strike' claim
There are limits to our restraint: Pakistan tells India
Why top fashion models never smile
Princess Charlotte says first word in public on Canadian tour
Music school hits right note for Kabul´s street children
US issues Zika travel advisory for 11 Southeast Asian countries
Imran faces daunting task of pulling crowd
Structural violence and freedom
Limited guns and loaded rhetoric
An economic dystopia
Love thy neighbour
Local industries and the CPEC
Zahoor Khan Marwat
A long journey
James A Haught