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RECALIBRATION OF PAKISTAN’S FOREIGN POLICY

RECALIBRATION OF PAKISTAN'S FOREIGN POLICY

It’s time to take the right turn The National Security Committee (NSC), the highest civilian-military coordination forum in Pakistan, has resolved to recalibrate the country’s foreign policy, amidst the pressure building up in the context of inclusion of country’s name in grey list of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), followed by the visit of Ms Lisa Curtis, Deputy Assistant to …

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Factors that accelerate Informal Economy

Factors that accelerate Informal Economy

In Pakistan, the tax gap is estimated to be over 11 percent of GDP – a fact that signifies the huge potential for tax revenue. The tax authorities need to exploit this potential in order to mobilize additional tax revenue of more than Rs 3.3 trillion that will jack the tax-to-GDP ratio up from the current 11.5 percent to 23.3 …

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Blue Economy

Blue Economy

The wealth we must tap Our economic relationship with the ocean is once again evolving in important ways. As a setting for global trade and commerce, and as a significant source of food and energy, the ocean’s contribution is already important. This century, it is likely to become an economic force. The drivers are many and varied, but have their …

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An Overview of the Antinarcotics Law

An Overview of the Antinarcotics Law

By: Urainab The Control of Narcotic Substances Act, 1997 (hereinafter the CNSA), has been enacted, as a Special Law, mainly to curb the menace of narcotics in Pakistan. An offence under this Act is, in effect, an offence against the society. The principal object of the promulgation of the CNSA is to control the production, processing and trafficking of narcotics, …

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Pakistan Needs More Democracy, Not Technocracy

Pakistan Needs More Democracy, Not Technocracy

It’s the election year in Pakistan. The end of another democratically-elected government is here. For a country like Pakistan where democratic development remained hostage to intermittent military coups, and which enjoyed its first-ever peaceful democratic transition only after the last general election held in 2013, the successful completion of another democratic tenure is, undoubtedly, a landmark achievement. But not everyone …

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ECONOMIC CRIMES

ECONOMIC CRIMES

A look at the problems that hurt a country’s economy Economic crimes exist in many forms and are subject to punishment in accordance with their degree of severity. Although economic crimes are common in the developing countries, the developed part of the world, too, is not immune to such acts. In this article, some kinds of economic crimes are briefly …

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The Fundamental Right to EDUCATION

The Fundamental Right to EDUCATION

By: Muhammad Usama Is the state fulfilling its responsibility? Ever since the dawn of modern civilization, education has played a pivotal role in building, nourishing and sustaining societies. It is only after the Renaissance, Rebirth and Reformation, egged on by printing of books (Bible was one of them) that Europe was saved from the Dark Ages and it ushered in …

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Crisis of National Integration in Pakistan

Crisis of National Integration in Pakistan

Analyzing the Problems and Issues of Federalism National Integration/Federalism Federation is a form of government in which power is constitutionally divided among different federating units in such a way that each one exercises responsibility for a particular set of functions and maintains its own institutions to describe these functions. Federalism establishes two sets of government: federal or central authority, and …

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Economy of Pakistan and The delusion of growth

Economy of Pakistan and The delusion of growth

The economic journey of Pakistan always has been a rollercoaster ride. The reliance upon foreign aid and remittances, along with lack of real domestic economic base, has been a constant source of uncertainty for the country’s economy. With apparently impressive growth rate, the state of economy is not as hunky-dory as it is portrayed by the authorities. Economy is not …

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The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition: A Spice to the Boiling Cauldron?

The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition: A Spice to the Boiling Cauldron?

In December 2015, Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism and violent extremism under the name the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC). This coalition of 41 countries is claimed to be a counter-terror force, however, the real motives of this strategic move have been received with a tinge of scepticism. …

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