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Amid U.S. sanctions against Iran, India aims to salvage Chabahar port

News Analysis | India will soon begin talks with Iran on a trade accord just as the US has turned hostile toward the Persian Gulf...

Government launches online tax payment to broaden tax net

News Analysis | The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), in collaboration with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday, 20th of March, cut the...

FBR to catch non taxpayers living in apartment buildings in Islamabad

News Analysis | In face of its failure to apprehend tax evaders and subsequently the inability to narrow down the tax base, the government is...

Tax department seizes Shah Rukh Khan’s farmhouse

News Analysis | Income tax department has attached Shah Rukh Khan's (SRK) Alibaug farmhouse as ‘benami' property.  The main allegation against SRK is that he had...

LPG importers give government ultimatum

News Analysis | A Liquefied Petroleum Gas crisis is looming above as LPG importers on 10th January warned to suspend import of LPG from next month...

Sharif Corruption knows no bounds

 Ikram Sehgal | The Nawaz Sharif episode shows that pervasive corruption has not only acquired respectability in a perverse manner in Pakistan but left to...

Paradise Leaks reveals the corruption and criminality of capitalism

Jaweria Waheed | The Paradise Leaks follow as a sequel to last year’s Panama Papers and offer an unusually vivid and skewed view of the...

Pakistan’s economy at a tipping point

Mohammad Zubair Khan | It has only been a year since a $6.2bn International Monetary Fund programme in Pakistan was completed, and the markets are...

Lawmakers using the constitution for legitimizing forgery !

News Analysis | The upper house of the Parliament passed an election bill and rejected a proposal by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to retain...

It is Yasmeen vs Kulsoom in NA-120

News Analysis | The battle for Lahore seat, NA-120 will be fought between two women in Dr. Yasmeen Rashid and Kulsoom Nawaz. After dithering and...

Panama Judgement: The Other Side

Salman Hassan | The Supreme Court’s ruling is out. The five- member bench, citing moral grounds, has found Mr. Nawaz Sharif to be unfit to...

Farmers threaten agitation if burden of taxes is not eased

On 26th May, hours before Finance Minister Ishaq Dar presented the government’s budget proposal to the National Assembly for the fiscal year of 2017-2018,...

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...

Pakistan: Nexus between Corruption, Terrorism and Democracy

Dr. Shahbaz Shabbir Gill | Over the past three years, increasing terrorist activities in Pakistan have led the government to accuse India of supporting terrorists...

Sugar tax could mean rise in general taxation, pressure group claims

The Government is expected to unveil plans for taxes on sugary drinks, amid warnings from critics that the levy could end up resulting in...

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