Editorials

A long, dark tunnel

A long, dark tunnel

The World Bank's warning on Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic could push up to 60 million people into extreme poverty, erasing "all the progress made...

Tax refunds

Tax refunds

Surely, the government understands well enough that it does itself no favours by announcing timely relief measures, giving hope to employers and employees alike in...

All’s never well when Wells appears

All’s never well when Wells appears

This is not the first time that the now outgoing Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia at the US Department...

A time for mourning

A time for mourning

Friday's unfortunate PIA plane crash in Karachi has turned what was already going to be a sombre Eid holiday into a time of national mourning....

PTI government’s tax vision

PTI government’s tax vision

Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, advisor to prime minister on finance and revenue affairs, reportedly reminded the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) officials that their tax...

This is no time for a wheat crisis

This is no time for a wheat crisis

While any attempt to check hoarding, particularly of staple food such as wheat, ought to be wholeheartedly welcomed and examples should indeed be made out...

Afghan power-sharing deal

Afghan power-sharing deal

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his bitter rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday, ending months-long political uncertainty and raising hopes it will...

The budget targets

The budget targets

There is considerable debate amongst economists on the patently unrealistic time-bound macroeconomic targets for next fiscal year 2020-21 contained in the April 2020 (last) staff...

Religious freedoms: violations by India

Religious freedoms: violations by India

The scourge of coronavirus has not stopped India's ultra Hindu nationalist government from targeting Muslims in its zeal to create a "Hindu Rashtra." On Thursday,...

NFC award

NFC award

The heated controversy between the federal government and opposition leaders on the seventh National Finance Commission (NFC) award raising the share of the provinces from...

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