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Tag Archives: Pakistan

Policy to bridge the Sales TAX Gap

Policy to bridge the Sales TAX Gap  Sales tax is the most significant source of Pakistan’s budgetary revenue. In 2017-18, total sales tax collection on goods and services was Rs. 1,715 billion. However, the sales tax gap, which is the difference between the actual tax collection and the amount that would have been collected if every taxpayer was fully compliant, …

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How to Overcome Hurdles to CPEC

How to Overcome Hurdles to CPEC first, Pakistan is hobbled by a high fiscal and current account deficit, a large foreign debt and a resulting heavy debt repayment burden. Its ability to provide support funds for CPEC has lost to a great extent, and there is large financial pressure to expand infrastructure construction. IMF loans come with conditions and Pakistan …

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CPEC LINKAGES OF PEACE & PROSPERITY

CPEC LINKAGES OF PEACE & PROSPERITY We should be thankful to US Assistant Secretary of State, Alice Wells, for at least showing some concern about Pakistan’s interests. She is worried that China is not sincere with Pakistan and its CPEC projects with Pakistan are not an aid but rather a form of loans that ensured guaranteed profits for state-owned Chinese …

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US-CHINA TRADE DEAL

US-CHINA TRADE DEAL After nearly two years’ trade talks, the world’s two dominant economic powers, the United States and China, have signed an initial trade deal that will roll back some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of US goods and services. Through the “Phase One” deal, which was signed in Washington on January 15, the Trump administration aims to resolve …

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Top 10 Geopolitical Trends of 2019

Top 10 Geopolitical Trends of 2019 Europe’s Populist Surge In 2019, the rise of populism in Europe continued apace. France’s Yellow Vest protesters returned to the streets throughout the year. They also inspired people in other countries throughout Europe and around the world. The populist struggle also advanced in Britain over Brexit, with pro-Brussels forces making numerous attempts to cancel …

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Democracy of Inhumanity

Democracy of Inhumanity and we the people of Global Conscience  In a synoptic view, global leaders professing to be wise and smart for being elected, turned out to be naïve and egoistically foolish. Once elected under the so-called democracy, they focus their minds on how to get re-elected and how to continue a tragic normality of abnormality against the masses …

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America can’t Help Fighting Wars

America can’t Help Fighting Wars  The question that always haunts the intelligentsia and the hoi polloi alike is that why America can’t help fighting wars? Why its chequered history is replete with wars without any apposite casus belli? The answer to such questions is quite simple: war is an economic sine qua non of the existence of the United States. …

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Pakistan at Seventy

Pakistan at Seventy Pakistan is a country that has attracted enormous amount of international interest and, in the process, it has had its share of controversies. And thus, no matter what perceptions about it may exist, for various reasons, it remains an important country. Firstly, it was created after an extended freedom struggle in South Asia and under very unusual …

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