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Fourth Industrial Revolution and Pakistan Take it as an opportunity

Fourth Industrial Revolution

Fourth Industrial Revolution and Pakistan Take it as an opportunity Mujahid Mustaqeem When the first, second and third industrial revolutions took place, people in many countries thought that the arrival of the computer and internet would claim many jobs. However, all three, in fact, turned out to have created job opportunities for the masses across the globe over the years. ... Read More »

Enforcing GST on E-commerce Transactions

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Enforcing GST on E-commerce Transactions Bilal Hassan Likewise, services supplied by non-resident service-providers to resident customers are subject to VAT/GST if, under the place-of-supply rules, the services are deemed to be supplied in the customer’s country; services that are deemed to be supplied outside the country are treated as outside the scope of VAT/GST system. Sorry you have no rights ... Read More »

DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN PAKISTAN

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN PAKISTAN Hassaan Bin Zubair The issue of governance has gained more prominence and relevance due to the emerging challenges arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic, affecting the whole gamut of life. To tackle such disasters, governments world over have developed disaster management bodies from the central government right down to the community level. Pakistan has also had ... Read More »

Criminal Investigations in Pakistan An Overview

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Criminal Investigations in Pakistan An Overview Kamran Adil Perceptions and realities ineluctably differ. The case in point is the comparison between criminal and civil justice streams in Pakistan. Popular perception is that civil justice is faring better than criminal justice. Contrary to this, the evidence, as recorded in the Rule of Law Index, 2020, suggests that criminal justice in Pakistan ... Read More »

Winners and Losers of the Pandemic Economy

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Winners and Losers of the Pandemic Economy Michael Spence While it is true that bullish equity markets are out of step with the historic contraction in the real economy, to say that they are disconnected from it misses the point. In fact, the lofty valuations of companies with high intangible capital per employee make perfect sense in today’s economy. Sorry ... Read More »

Israel-Palestine Question and the Muslim World Is the Abraham Accord a new ploy to divide the Muslims?

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  Israel-Palestine Question and the Muslim World Is the Abraham Accord a new ploy to divide the Muslims? Afaque Ahmed Introduction Gaza strip of Palestine continues to be bombed by Israel with impunity. And in the West Bank, its nefarious designs to annex the parts that form the Palestinian state continuously haunt the people belonging to the region. The move ... Read More »

Heading for Thucydides’s Trap US-China

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Heading for Thucydides’s Trap US-China Athar Mansoor Thucydides’s concerns were recently echoed by Graham Allison in his book, “Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?” An outcome of a decade-long research project, Allison’s book drew similarities between the rise of China against the United States and that of Athens against Sparta and warned, “China and the US ... Read More »

Afghan Peace Process … as Afghan President sees it!

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Afghan Peace Process … as Afghan President sees it! On August 13, President of Afghanistan, Dr Ashraf Ghani, during a virtual session with James B. Cunningham at the Council on Foreign Relations, shared his thoughts on various aspects of the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan. In this conversation, Dr Ghani elaborated the recent developments ranging from the decision of Loya ... Read More »

An Interview with Wang Yi State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China

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An Interview with Wang Yi State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China   Catchline “China never intends to and will never interfere in US elections or other US internal affairs. Likewise, the US must abandon its fantasy of remodeling China to US needs.” Question: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted in a recent speech that the policy of engagement ... Read More »