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Taxes for prosperous Pakistan

“The Laffer Curve, by the way, was not invented by me; it has its origins way back in time. For example, the Muslim philosopher Ibn Khaldun wrote in his...

Ready for revolution?

Dr Muhammad Iqbal Lahori was one of the architects of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Iqbal’s poetry in ‘Farsi’ inspired the generation that stood up against the...

Children of a lesser god

Explaining the events of yesterday’s dastardly terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand is difficult. Anger, grief and disbelief are amongst the first thoughts and...

Economy blues

The Pakistani economy continues to slip. On Friday, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported that foreign direct investment (FDI) had fallen by 41 percent to $168.8...

Old but alive

At the age of 84 Kimani Maruge went to school for the first time, when the Kenyan government introduced free primary schooling for all in 2004. At the age of 80 Yuichiro...

REGULATORS AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST (I)

A governmental body created by a legislature to implement and enforce specific laws, a “Regulatory Agency” or a “Regulator” would usually have quasi-legislative...

Controlling slander

If the recent escalations with India revealed anything, it was how dangerous it can be when a country’s media isn’t held to a high enough standard. Without keeping...

Children of a lesser god

Explaining the events of yesterday’s dastardly terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand is difficult. Anger, grief and disbelief are amongst the first thoughts and...

How Modi is restrained by the Indian intelligentsia

In Indian politics nowadays, there are two personalities whom I consider to represent Indian intelligentsia. They are Arundhati Roy and Shashi Tharoor. Roy is an...

Doctrine, policy and strategy

In this era of uncertainty, insurgency and terrorism are hotly debated notions. Although they may be similar in language, but they are completely different in reality....