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Challenges confronting FBR

Challenges confronting FBR

Pakistan's economy suffers from rampant tax avoidance and evasion. As a result, our informal economy, spurred by vested interests, has kept expanding by leaps and...

Partly Facetious : Non-event turned into event?

Partly Facetious : Non-event turned into event?

"Ha ha, ha - only the British can turn a much hyped event into a non-event." "I thought it was the other way round - a...

Quota system – the death knell for competition

Quota system – the death knell for competition

My first exposure to the quota system was under Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB). In 1968, I was a young officer with ICI (Pak) Ltd. A...

London retains global finance throne amid Brexit chaos

London retains global finance throne amid Brexit chaos

From the pinnacle of the City of London's largest skyscraper, Stuart Lipton is wagering a $1.2 billion bet that the British capital remains a master...

Prevalence of ‘decent work’

Prevalence of ‘decent work’

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has described 'decent work' as employment which, first, provides for adequate earnings, second, is completed in decent work time, third,...

Partly Facetious : What is Khan’s mantra?

Partly Facetious : What is Khan’s mantra?

"There is a conflict I reckon." "I don't think these conflicts are relevant anymore - The Khan's cabinet mainly consists of those who were also in...

Country’s current cotton woes

Country’s current cotton woes

The current cotton arrival estimates fall far short of fulfilling domestic requirement of the textile industry. The share of cotton crop in agricultural GDP is...

Are US-Chinese tariffs on almost everything the ‘new normal’?

Are US-Chinese tariffs on almost everything the ‘new normal’?

US President Donald Trump called his Phase 1 trade deal with China "by far, the greatest and biggest deal ever made," even though nothing was...

Down on the farm, Brexit casts its shadow

Down on the farm, Brexit casts its shadow

On the face of it, Ellie Woodcock's organic farm two hours south of London shouldn't be affected by Britain's impending departure from the European Union....

Joint television channel

Joint television channel

Voice is power. The loudest and the most repetitive voices induce influence and action. In a world spilling with messages, advertisements, breaking news, statements, the...

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