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Motive behind PTM exposed

Muhammad Usman IT was no foretelling when from the onset, people called PTM a joint venture of US, India and Afghanistan to serve their ends and purposes. Given conditions, it is a change in method, not the motives. The press conference of DG ISPR on 30 April 2019 where he talked spade to spade about PTM, validated their forethought aptly.…
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Proposed Tax Amnesty, 2019: Another Perspective

Syed Fawad Ali Shah Tax amnesty is defines as “grant of an opportunity to a specific class of society to declare their undeclared assets by payment of a meagre amount of tax in addition to grant of immunity from default surcharge, penalties and prosecution”. It is introduced by the governments on the slogan of increasing tax revenues, tapping…
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Jamal Khashoggi pays the price for fearless journalism

Faisal Ali Ghumman Are we coming across the funeral of investigative and critical journalism in the 21st century’s modern journalism? The answer is very much clear ‘yes’. The tragic and ferocious murder episode of Saudi-born journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2 has almost shattered the professional morale of…
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CPEC aftershocks: We are fast losing Made in Pakistan status

Faisal Ali Ghumman All developed and developing nations in the world have always been seen adopting indigenous approach towards lifting their economies and recognizing themselves in the United Nations’ development indicators. Talk about countries like Japan, China, Malaysia, Turkey, Mexico and Bangladesh and we find the economic reforms…
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Chairperson PRA Dr Raheal gets CM nod, made his Secretary

By Faisal Ali Ghumman LAHORE: The Punjab government has appointed Punjab Revenue Authority Chairperson Dr Raheal Ahmed Siddiqui as Secretary to the Chief Minister. According to a notification issued by the Services & General Administration on Thursday, Siddiqui, BS-21, has replaced Captain (retired) Muhammad Khurram Agha, BS-21, who has been…
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Major Currencies Crisis in August 2018

By Fahad Murad The Turkish lira, the Iranian rial, the Russian ruble, the Indian rupee, the Argentine peso, the Chilean peso, the Chinese yuan and the South African rand all gone down in 2018.? They’ve all declined steadily this year, and some have depreciated dramatically in the past two weeks alone. What these countries have in common is that…
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President, his aides skimming Bank of Punjab

M J Hayat LAHORE: The Bank of Punjab (BoP) shareholders have been getting the dirty end of the stick as no dividend has announced for the last many years despite the bank tall claims to earn huge profits every year. This time also the bank has announced to earn a huge profit after tax and claimed a hefty growth before tax profit but no dividend is…
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Austerity in governance: The real challenge for PTI to face

Comment by Faisal Ali Ghumman LAHORE: Austerity is a precious gift of Almighty Allah on earth usually seen implemented in the west in every sphere of life with an aim to facilitate nations in achieving their living standards and quality of life. Pakistan’s 70 years have passed and all state institutions are seen enjoying state protocols at the…
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