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A New Era Dawns for Pakistan Turkey Relations

A New Era Dawns for Pakistan Turkey Relations

In today’s modern world, bilateral visits and interactions always contribute to cementing of relations between two countries. At present, Pakistan is passing through turbulent times amidst its sagging economy as well as fast-emerging regional and global developments. In this critical time, we have only a few countries that are standing firmly with us with Turkey being prominent among them. Prime …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 Quintessentially, the laws in Pakistan are outdated and archaic.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 …

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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 …

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Tackling Poverty in Pakistan

Poverty in Pakistan

By: Saqib Ali Pakistan is a country that has been blessed with abounding natural resources – both renewable and nonrenewable – that are sufficient for fulfilling all the needs of the people of the country. It has also vast agricultural productivity, huge livestock population, mighty rivers, dense forests and compatible seasons to boost up the production of corps. It is …

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­­Regionalism and Pakistan

­­Regionalism and Pakistan

By: Tariq Mahmood Khan Globalization is the product of the ongoing twenty-first century and it has deep impacts on all parts and all nations of the world. Many new phenomena have emerged as a result of this exclusive process. Although regionalism is relatively an older phenomenon, it has assumed immense importance as a by-product of globalization in the recent years. …

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Improving Ease of Doing Business Index

Improving Ease of Doing Business Index

Ease of Doing Business Index (EDBI) measures different aspects of business regulation, including commencing business activity, obtaining construction permits, getting electricity connections, registering property, accessing finances, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving solvency and regulating labour market, which are of utmost importance for the entrepreneurship as well as for enhancing business activity in any jurisdiction. As …

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Revamping Higher Education

Higher Education

By: Dr Shaukat Ali Mazari How to make our HEIs Relevant Today, Pakistan is going through severe social, political and especially economic crises. As an academic, I blame the higher education institutions for not playing their due role. Research on the utilization, technology development process intensification for local resources and skills upgradation of local workforce have been key for the …

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DEVOLUTION OF POWER

DEVOLUTION OF POWER

By: Abdul Rasool Syed Pakistan needs a good local government system To ensure good governance, decentralization of the centralized dispensation in a federal structure is of paramount importance. Devolution of power from centre to states, or provinces in the case of Pakistan, and then to local level is a sine qua non for heterogeneous countries like Pakistan, where large segments …

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