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FBR summons Saba Qamar for tax evasion

News Desk | Federal Board of Revenue has summoned actress Saba Qamar for the evasion of taxes. According to the sources the FBR department has...

ECP to conduct online scrutiny of candidates in upcoming elections, what...

News Analysis | The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has instructed the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to devise a special software for online...

Pakistan’s democracy: Jithay dee Khothee Uthaay Aan Khalothee!

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi  | There's a saying in Punjabi. "Jithay dee Khothee uthay aan khalothee". Loosely translated: The she donkey (or whatever one calls a...

Health Ministry suggests a further tax slap on tobacco companies

News Analysis | In an attempt to counter growing health risks and to give some boost to state revenues, the Ministry of National Health Services,...

Offshore wealth of Pakistani citizens

News Analysis | The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities have confirmed the details of 53 individuals who have invested in real estate along with copies...

Taxes should be reduced on mobile phone scratch cards: Senate Committee

News Analysis | Senate Select Committee on Information Technology thinks that percentage of tax collection on mobile phone scratch cards should be reduced. Currently various...

Imran Khan lashes out at FBR for failing to make necessary...

News Analysis | Pakistan Tereek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, while addressing textile-sector industrialists on Thursday said that “I am the only Pakistani who collects Rs....

SC takes suo motu notice of Swiss Bank accounts

News Analysis | The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of the foreign bank accounts held by Pakistani citizens....

Government policies failing cotton industry

News Analysis | The year 2017 ended on a bittersweet note for the cotton industry. Higher cotton production by Sindh and Punjab helped the country...

Cheaper brands of cigarettes to get a tax slap

News Analysis | The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has suspended the third slab of cigarette brands introduced by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to harbor...

NAB raids NTS as controversy grows

News analysis| The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday in a raid on two Islamabad offices of the National Testing Service (NTS) arrested CEO Air...

The streets of intimidation

Ikram Sehgal | Expecting a whitewash from the SC, former PM Nawaz Sharif literally went berserk on being “blackwashed” as untrustworthy and untruthful by the...

Decline in rupee premeditated? Rumors rife regarding ruling party’s subtle move

On 5th June, Financial markets were rocked by a sudden decline in the value of the rupee against the dollar a day after which...

Pakistan Army: The hope that got shattered

Saad Rasool | The Dawn Leaks issue has fizzled out, almost as inexplicably as it arose. And, in the aftermath, a significant fraction of Pakistanis...

Super Tax: Government taxing the same few taxpayers again & again

The Super Tax was introduced for the first time in 2015. It was initially supposed to be a temporary measure to fund Pakistan Army’s...

FBR’s irrational taxation regime only has one motivation: extraction?

Imtiaz Gul | The Federal Board of Revenue continues to act as a highly extractive institution. With the tax-leaking at an increase and the revenue...

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