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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,246
4024hr
Pakistan Cases
1,226,008
2,16724hr
4.22% positivity
Sindh
450,787
Punjab
422,790
Balochistan
32,769
Islamabad
104,242
KPK
171,388

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The taxation challenge

This is the third week after finalization of IMF programme. The first week was depressing as the as the PTI economic tea
Published 27 May, 2019 05:38am
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Orange is the new black

India’s saffron revolution is nearing completion. The orange hues of BJP have managed to avoid a hung parliament, relega
Published 27 May, 2019 05:19am
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Huawei: gloves are off

There may be a method to this madness. But Donald J. Trump is taking Richard Nixon’s Madman Theory to a whole new level,
Published 23 May, 2019 05:55am
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Getting inflation right

An opposition that was supposed to be hiding in the slumbers or just fighting court cases for their respective leaders u
Published 22 May, 2019 03:44am
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Costly detours

The country’s airspace closure has entered a third month amid the ongoing hostility between Pakistan and India post Pulw
Updated 20 May, 2019 06:45am
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A Teflon prime minister?

Nothing wastes political capital like an economic downturn. It’s not just in the West where consultants warn political i
Updated 20 May, 2019 06:33am
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Tale of two amnesties

Embarrassments aside, the Assets Declaration Ordinance 2019, commonly referred to as Amnesty Scheme , is one of the bett
Published 17 May, 2019 05:10am
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Reinventing office space

In an age of disruption, almost all conventional sectors have undergone a complete transformation in business model. Rid
Published 17 May, 2019 04:53am
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Too big to break?

A social media giant finds itself under the spotlight again. Critics have previously charged that fake news, fake person
Published 15 May, 2019 06:17am
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When the sky falls

A year after unilaterally pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump administration has Iran right where it wanted
Published 10 May, 2019 04:43am
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People are never happy

Criticism on everything seems to be the favorite time pass; not just coming from opposition benches, but intellectuals o
Published 09 May, 2019 03:49am
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From Shabbar’s lens

Shabbar Zaidi is no stranger to tax policy and administration affairs in Pakistan. The official notification of his appo
Published 08 May, 2019 06:55am
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PSDP’s April surprise

Contrary to suspicions of a slowdown in development spending, the federal government’s development ledger seems is still
Published 07 May, 2019 05:24am
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Press freedom!

The World Press Freedom Day was celebrated last week (May 3). This year’s theme of Unesco’s annual conference marking th
Published 06 May, 2019 06:31am
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Thanos: the last laugh

Tickets for ‘Avengers: Endgame’ are reportedly in black trade in Karachi these days. As superhero movies go, the plot re
Updated 03 May, 2019 06:46am
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SYS has a good start

It’s been a good start to the year for a prominent local software house. As per a company notice sent to the stock excha
Published 30 Apr, 2019 05:22am
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Top-up to lose

A judicial ruling on money matters is bound to draw mixed response, depending on how favourable the precedent is to one’
Published 29 Apr, 2019 06:49am
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Agri-Plotistan

Populist notions peddled by the media often insinuate that most of Pakistan’s rural economy is landless, with land owner
Published 24 Apr, 2019 06:15am