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The Opening of Kartarpur Corridor

Kartarpur Corridor

Can India and Pakistan bring down their ‘Berlin Wall’? On November 28, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, performed the ground-breaking of the four-kilometre-long Kartarpur Corridor. In his address at the ceremony, PM Khan said both the countries cannot move forward without breaking the chains of the past. He cited the examples of France and Germany, the European countries that ... Read More »

GROWTH-FRIENDLY TAX REGIME

GROWTH-FRIENDLY TAX REGIME

A must to attract investment in Pakistan To boost economic growth, to reduce unemployment rate and to keep inflation rate low: these are the three primary goals every government aspires to achieve and works for that vigorously. Pakistan’s current rates of economic growth are not encouraging. In 2006-07, GDP growth was 7 percent, but it fell to 2.4 percent in ... Read More »

Sclerotic Criminal Justice System of Pakistan

Sclerotic Criminal Justice System of Pakistan

On Need for Reforms William E. Gladstone once famously said, “Justice delayed is justice denied”. He actually meant that if dispensation takes so long, it is basically a travesty of justice; for this delay disgraces the court, degrades the parties and demeans the departments concerned. The clouds of uncertainty and misery remain hovering for years, carrying along the social and ... Read More »

Some Suggestions to Improve Transit Trade

Transit Trade

Pakistan has always aspired to support the regional connectivity network and that is where Pakistan’s policy and CAREC’s programme and vision are in sync with each other. If you increase the capacity – infrastructural capacity, IT capacity, human capacity and all the things that are of import to any border terminal – the flow of cargo is going to be ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Burgeoning Population

Pakistan's Burgeoning Population

A Ticking Time Bomb? On October 17, 2018, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released its report on world population trends. Titled “The Power of Choice: Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition,” the report suggests that the world population is growing at an exponential rate and it is highly likely that this growth will outstrip its development gains. The report ... Read More »

Understanding and tackling the epidemic of Cyber Crimes

Understanding and tackling the epidemic of Cyber Crimes

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has prognosticated that in 2025 the most sought-after jobs would be those in the field of information technology (IT). This prediction seems plausible because the world has entered into the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution whereby machines and technology will become increasingly involved in our daily lives. Technological advancements like robots, virtual reality, cryptocurrency ... Read More »

PROPOSED LAW REFORMS

PROPOSED LAW REFORMS

Introduction The modern state and its society usually grow with their law. Quintessentially, the laws in Pakistan are outdated and archaic. The operating system of the governance is the legal framework, which must keep pace with the latest developments. To cater for this aspect, the government is considering introducing law reforms in many an area. The instant article will briefly ... Read More »

JUDICIARY IN PAKISTAN, Past, Present and Future

JUDICIARY IN PAKISTAN, Past, Present and Future

Seventy-eight years ago, the Luftwaffe of the Third Reich (the German Air Force) began bombing London. At a time when Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, the then prime minister of the United Kingdom, was being briefed on the casualties and economic collapse, he asked, “Are the courts functioning?” When told that the judges were dispensing justice as normal, Churchill replied, “Thank ... Read More »

An Interview with Lt Col (Retd) Muhammad Hashim Dogar

An Interview with Lt Col (Retd) Muhammad Hashim Dogar

Provincial Minister for Population Welfare, Punjab Rapid population growth is, indubitably, the most daunting challenge Pakistan is faced with today. Since Punjab hosts near half the population of Pakistan, no policy and initiative can be successful unless the provincial government of Punjab spearheads all those efforts. Jahangir’s World Times (JWT) recently had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Lt ... Read More »

What is in Paris Agreement Rulebook forged at Katowice?

What is in Paris Agreement Rulebook forged at Katowice?

On December 15, international climate change negotiators reached an agreement, the “Paris Rulebook” at COP24 Katowice, in Poland. The text charts a path forward for countries to set tougher targets for cutting greenhouse gases under the Paris climate agreement, as well as stronger transparency rules for countries in disclosing their emissions. Delegates believe the new rules will ensure that countries ... Read More »