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FAULT LINES IN SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF PAKISTAN Abdul Rasool Syed Ever since its emergence on the map of the world, Pakistan has witnessed myriad hurdles in the way of its socioeconomic development. Our adversaries left no stone unturned to weaken the very foundation of our country at its embryonic stage. The process of national cohesion, considered vital to fighting the ... Read More »

Dealing with the challenge of offshore tax evasion


Dealing with the challenge of offshore tax evasion Bilal Hassan In Pakistan, income is taxed on the basis of source. A non-resident person is taxed only to the extent of Pakistan-sourced income, and is neither required to pay tax on foreign-sourced income nor does he need to make disclosure of assets held abroad. Tax residence status in Pakistan is determined ... Read More »

Clash of Civilizations in South Asia

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Clash of Civilizations in South Asia The Kashmir Crisis isn’t about territory. It’s about a Hindu victory over Islam. Kapil Komireddi For weeks, [Indian-Occupied] Kashmir has existed in a surreal state of nonexistence. Since a presidential decree abolished the state, revoked its autonomy and partitioned it into two federally administered territories, the Internet has been shut down, cellular networks have ... Read More »

China International Development Cooperation Agency

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China International Development Cooperation Agency Foreign Aid with Chinese Characteristics China has fast changed its course of economic development at the turn of the century, from being a major recipient of global funds to a net provider of financial assistance. Following the National People’s Congress in March 2018, Beijing set up the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) to oversee ... Read More »

Can Middle Powers Save the Liberal World Order?

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Can Middle Powers Save the Liberal World Order? Turn the expressions of concern into concerted action Aftab Abbasi With major powers such as China, Russia, and now also the United States, chipping away at the foundations of the liberal international order, it falls to middle powers to sustain and reform some of its key elements. While middle powers may not single-handedly ... Read More »

America and Pakistan in Search of Peace and Conflict Resolution


America and Pakistan in Search of Peace and Conflict Resolution Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. Reflections on Today’s World of Politics US President, Donald Trump, and young-looking Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, met at the White House on July 24. Trump is a master of transforming rhetoric into reality – as he did to the North Korean leader. Both were trying ... Read More »

Trump-Khan Rendezvous Editorial (August 2019)

Editorial Aug-19

Trump-Khan Rendezvous A Reset in Pak-US Relations “There is some self interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self interests. This is a bitter Truth.”  ― Chanakya The first year of the present government of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has been a mixture of successes and some failures, with foreign policy, indubitably, a success story and economic policy a damp ... Read More »

Welcome to Surreal Pakistan


Welcome to Surreal Pakistan A Vicarious Trip to Tourist Spots Magazine Desk Pakistan is full of breathtaking locations which will make you fall in love with this country all over again. From the mighty peaks of the Himalayas to the sandy, white beaches of the Arabia Sea, our country is rich in natural beauty, culture and history. Over the years, ... Read More »

In Conversation With MASROOR AHMED BIJARANI 2nd in Sindh, PCS 2013 (PCS 2013 result announced in Oct 2018)

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In Conversation With MASROOR AHMED BIJARANI 2nd in Sindh, PCS 2013 (PCS 2013 result announced in Oct 2018) Catch Line JWT was my chief source of preparation for current affairs, not only in written part but also in interview. I collected almost all topics or information on national and international issues from JWT. The Sindh Public Service Commission conducted written examination of Rescheduled ... Read More »

Intra-Afghan Dialogue and Response of the Kabul Regime


Intra-Afghan Dialogue and Response of the Kabul Regime  Mairaj ul Hamid Nasri Afghanistan has seen a variety of peace processes and positive developments as well as many disappointments on the part of its government and the global community. But the reality is that no fruitful outcomes from these processes have been seen, and the Afghans are still living a miserable life. ... Read More »