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نواز لیگ اور پی ٹی آئی پاکستانی معشیت پہ دائیں بازو کے حملے کی نمائندہ ہیں: دو ہزار تیرہ میں پاکستان کی برآمدات 26 بلین ڈالر پہ کھڑی تھیں، بنگلہ دیش کی برآمدات بھی اتنی ہی تھیں۔ 2009ء سے گیلانی اور پھر راجا پرویز اشرف کی سربراہی میں حکومت نے ٹیرف میں کچھ آسانی اور
PML N And PTI represent the Right Wing’s assault on Pakistan’s Economy:   In 2013, Pakistan’s exports stood close to $26 bn; at par with that of Bangladesh. Since 2009, the PPP government of Gillani (YRG) and then Raja Pervaiz Asharaf (RPA) had worked with some success to ease the tariff
سٹاک ایکسچینج مندی:غریبوں کے نہیں چھوٹے سرمایہ داروں سے 238 ارب روپے چھن گئے ہیں – عامر حسینی: خبر:سٹاک ایکسچینج میں شدید مندی ، 100 انڈیکس میں 1328 پوائنٹس کی کمی،سرمایہ کاروں کے 238 ارب ڈوب گئے۔ اوپن مارکیٹ میں روپیہ مزید سستا، ڈالر کی قیمت ایک سو انتیس روپے ہوگئی یہ خبر جیسے ہی پاکستانی مین
Pakistan must defend human rights, governance record:   The trade figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics for the first quarter of the current financial year (July to September) do not portray an encouraging picture of the direction of exports. There has been a decline
کیا عاشورہ محرم پاکستانی معیشت پر ایک بوجھ ہے ؟: ہم ہمیشہ اپنی پوسٹس میں اس بات کا اظہار کرتے ہیں کہ پاکستان میں شیعہ سنی مسلمانوں کو محرم کے جلوس و مجلس اور میلاد کے جلوس نکلنے کی مکمل آزادی ہونی چاہیے اور ایسی کسی مذہبی و تاریخی
Pakistan: the Next Colombia success story? – Daniel Runde:     Pakistan has the potential to be a global turnaround story. I recently spent time in-country listening to a wide range of perspectives and I am convinced that U.S. policymakers and business leaders need to look at Pakistan
پاک چین دوستی اور معاشی معاہدے – از عمار کاظمی: بیگم کی پھپھو کے بیٹے نے ایک بار ٹویوٹا ہائی لکس جیسی ایک چائنیز برانڈ کی نئی گاڑی خرید لی۔ چھ ماہ کے اندر اندر اس کا انجن ختم ہو گیا۔ بیچارے کو تنگ آ کر ٹویوٹا کا گئیر
Have Bangladeshis overtaken Pakistanis in Britain? – Murtaza Haider: At home and in diaspora, Bangladeshis are leaving Pakistanis behind in human development and prosperity. Recent research from Britain revealed that children born to Bangladeshi parents achieve higher grades than those born to Pakistani parents. Furthermore, the average household
عذابوں سے نجات کا ساماں کیجیے تو سہی – از حیدر جاوید سید:
Economic targets: Govt has failed to deliver on most of its promises: In its first year, the PML-N government could not achieve all but one of the economic targets it promised to deliver in its election manifesto and prospects for the current year also remain uncertain, shows the findings of an
Ashura of Muharram, a burden on Pakistani economy? – by Abdul Nishapuri: Related post: What can Pakistan and the entire world learn from Pakistani Shias? In a previous post, I explained why it is important for Shia and Sunni Sufi Muslims to be able to freely practice their annual rituals of
Ambiguous: Big question mark over privatisation plan – by Ali Wahab: Ever since the Supreme Court declared the privatisation of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) null and void in 2006, it has been a challenge for Pakistan to undertake its plan of slowly and gradually divesting itself of state-owned enterprises. With
Would you invest here? – by Nadeem Ul Haque:   Whether there is a Dharna, a flood, or a leaky Fawcett, ‘analysts’ are quick to point out economic consequences. When the flood of 2010 happened, the FM would sing this story of how Pakistan has suffered and the
How to control prices in Ramzan? – By Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad:   All the provincial and district governments must ensure that the government approved rate lists of each and every item, must be BOLDLY and PROMINENTLY displayed at each and every shop, Khokha and Rehri; and must also be advertised
Gilgit-Baltistan: Nexus of a New Asian Economic Corridor – by Senge H. Sering:   Both Pakistan and India are showing signs of opening this remote area to trade and investment. History was made the day Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, flew to New Delhi to attend the swearing in of India’s Prime
کشکول اور قرضے – از منو بھائی:     Source :   Rs100,000 per Pakistani – by Farrukh Saleem In 2009, every man, woman and child in Pakistan was indebted to the tune of Rs46,000. In 2011, every man, woman and child in Pakistan was
What Perpetautes Low Income Mobility In Pakistan From Childhood? By A Z: Corruption? Nepotism? Lack of meritocracy? Low GDP growth? Yes, all of these and more. But in the final analysis two factors are more responsible for the widening gap between the rich and poor than anything else. These two factors
Pakistan: New Threat to our food security as multi-nationals trying to control food supply – by Tahir Hasnain: The right to food is a basic Human Right and the government has to protect right of its peoples to produce and consume food for themselves, rather than on the dictates of market and corporations. In spite of that, some multi-national corporations are currently
Pakistan and Egypt: Where Armies Rule – by Ayesha Siddiqa: ISLAMABAD — The July 3 coup that ousted Egypt’s first popularly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, reminds us that military putsches can happen anywhere. Egypt and Pakistan have political similarities. Both have powerful and predatory armies, are heavily militarized and
Riba in The Contemporary Context – by A.Z.:   PREAMBLE The concept of “usury” termed as ‘Riba” by the Quran has a long historical life, throughout most of which it has been understood to refer to the practice of charging financial interest above the legal or socially
Political Economy of Federalism in Pakistan and Movement for Self-Determination in Sindh – by Zulfiqar Shah: Bashir Qureshi.Pakistan is at a crossroads, its federal structure severely threatened by provincial independence movements fueled by ethnic tensions, structural political failures and the allocation of tax revenues. Pakistan is on the brink again after 1971. Intensive decade-long secessionist
Job in Islamabad – some opportunity – by Suhail: Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and unlike other cities; a job in Islamabad offers a range of opportunities to both its residents and outsiders. Not only this, foreigners are no new feat in Islamabad. Time has brought
WEF appraisal of PPP govt’s performance: The World Economic Forum has released its annual Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 which assesses the business environment in individual countries and domestic conditions that improve or impede it. “The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing
Transparency International Pakistan’s mindlessness – targeting remittances: Pakistan is a country that refuses to fail despite of all the efforts of those who can’t see it perform, albeit with hiccups.  In last few years, Transparency International Pakistan has become a nuisance in connivance with Jang Group
Misrepresented: Pakistan needs an image makeover -by Ali Wahab: DUBAI: “Ali, why doesn’t Pakistan get any good press? There must be something good happening in Pakistan? After all, it’s a nation of 175 million!” This was the theme of a discussion with a senior colleague after a transaction
Pakistan: Frying Pan and the Fire – by Haris Gazdar: “But if the future of parliamentary democracy in Pakistan seems more certain now than at any time in recent history it is because the centre of political gravity has moved down to the provinces and regions, and at the
Big fat Geo wedding in Dubai: Tax evader Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman gave Rs. 80 crores to Shahrukh Khan to attend his daugther’s wedding!: I have been wanting to write on this matter in the last fortnight but just didn’t get the time to do so. I also hoped that someone from the mainstream media or other tweeting/facebooking/online social media gurus from Pakistan
Tax -by Nazir Qaiser: اردو اور پنجابی کے معروف منفرد تیکھے لہجے اور بلند آہنگ شاعر اور ادیب نذیر قیصر روزنامہ مشرق کیلئے روزانہ قطعہ لِکھ رہے ہیں۔ ہم آج کا قطعہ قارئین کی خِدمت میں کراس پوسٹ کر رہے ہیں سارے ٹیکس
The Myth of National Sovereignty: On May 2nd U.S. special forces entered deep inside Pakistan’s territory, effectively killing world’s most wanted terrorist, and leaving undetected. This raid by some is considered a breach of Pakistan’s national sovereignty. Although there are arguments which suggest that
Communist Party’s comeback in Russia – by Shiraz Paracha: Twenty years after the peaceful split of the Soviet Union, the Communist Party of Russia has made significant gains in the Russian parliamentary elections and has doubled the share of its votes. In the Sunday’s elections, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s United
China, Russia flexing muscles: A New World Order, or Cold War? – by Shiraz Paracha: China and Russia are flexing their muscles in the wake of Western actions and policies in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Days after China issued a warning against the establishment of U.S. military bases in Australia; Russia has
Has the PPP government ruined the economy? – by Khubaib Siddiqui: Rants against the economic performance of the current government have become such a common and recurrent feature of our political discourse that the statement “this PPP government has ruined the economy” has assumed the properties of an axiom or
Tasks of a revolutionary government – Amjad Ayub Mirza:   Pakistan’s embassies and high commissions all over the world should be transformed from being bureaucratic and didactic operations into proactive and innovative sales and marketing outlets for Pakistani textiles and other produce When the Bolsheviks came to power
Reduction in Interest Rates – Step in the right direction:   The State Bank of Pakistan has surprised the market by reducing the discount rate by 1.5% to 12%. This is the second rate cut in three months bringing the total reduction of discount rate by 2%. A number
Bilawal says ICAPP is an exceedingly important forum in the 21st century: NANNING (China) Sept 5 (APP):Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called upon political parties in Asian countries to enforce the highest standards of transparency and accountability in government and institutions to ensure that people remain invested in the
Happy Birthday, Pakistan – By Dr. Niaz Murtaza: How should one celebrate the birthday of a 64-year old, which suffers from multiple serious failures of vital organs and is on its death bed according to some western doctors? A well-wisher would still throw a party to cheer
Pakistan: A Hardy Country – By Niaz Murtaza:   A recent book on Pakistan calls it a hard country, which it is. However, a better characterization is that it is a hardy country, able to withstand massive shocks simultaneously without collapsing completely. Since 2006, Pakistan has experienced
KSE, not as impressive as it looks: Numbers don’t lie, or do they? – by Ali Wahab: Source: Express Tribune, July 4, 2011 With fiscal year 2011 ending, Pakistan’s main stock index, the KSE-100 Index showed impressive growth of 28.53%, closing at 12,496 points. The other component of capital markets, the debt side, saw Engro Corporation breaking
Pakistan, theatre of U.S energy war–by Shiraz Paracha: As the theatre of the U.S initiated war moves to Pakistan the Pakistani military feels cornered and its commanders are looking for internal unity and reaching out to new and old foreign friends. Interestingly, perhaps for the first time,
Sharif Family Businesses use Judiciary to avoid paying taxes! Bravo: While the PML-N Chief is right now speaking about corruption in Pakistan after his condolence meeting with President Asif Zardari, we are pleased to highlight one news item that has caught our attention. According to The News, the allies