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A ventilator for democracy – JAWED NAQVI

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WHEN Russian tanks bombarded the country’s elected deputies inside the besieged Duma, and Boris Yeltsin was declared a hero for ordering the assault,...

Debating the budget By Arifa Noor

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HAVING spent 19 years editing stories in this newspaper or that, I have to confess that the budget ‘days’ are my least favourite....

Accounting for the West – Abdul Sattar

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The recent G7 conference has attempted to raise the spectre of tensions between the West and other global stakeholders by unleashing a torrent...

Democracy in Chile – Khalid Bhatti

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Finally, people in Chile have given a clear mandate to the constituent assembly to change the 1980 constitution imposed by the vicious military dictatorship...

How to select good books- Dr Naazir Mahmood

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Many readers and aspiring readers ask about how to select good books, as if there is a universal formula that one can apply on...

Not a people’s budget – Dr Ikramul Haq

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Fixing of unachievable tax target for the FBR represents continuation of past legacies that relied on ill-directed, illogical, regressive and unfair taxes. Such skewered...

PML-N bad cop outfoxed – Abbas Nasir

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THE government is anticipating substantial relief for Pakistan in the Financial Action Task Force’s upcoming plenary meeting scheduled at the end of the month....

FATF compliance Muhammad Amir Rana

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WITH the budget proposals now in the public domain, for the first time in almost three years, the PTI government and its powerful backers...

Who might rule over us in 2023? – Shahzad Chaudhry

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Or 2022, if you know what I mean. Assuming a normal run of events it is easy to conclude that the PPP blew its...

Learning and follow-up – Faisal Bari

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MORE than 65 people died in the Ghotki train accident. This is not the first train crash we have had, and, sadly, one has...