Pak Affairs

Economic Growth without Distributive Justice Breeds Violence

Economic Growth without Distributive Justice Breeds Violence Imdad Hussain In a real sense, all life is interrelated. The agony of the poor impoverishes the rich; the betterment of the poor enriches the rich. We are inevitably our brother’s keepers because we are our brother’s brother. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. — Martin Luther King

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Revisiting the 18th Amendment Is 7th NFC Award the bone of contention?

Revisiting the 18th Amendment Is 7th NFC Award the bone of contention? Zafrullah Saroya Advocate After the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan there has been a lot of debate on the 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan. Some federal ministers like Shibli Faraz and Asad Umar flared up the debate by hinting that the government wants to change …

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Turning the Local Global

Turning the Local Global. Introduction The 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan has done little to change the status of local governments in Pakistan. Despite application of several iterative reforms so that they are able to tackle the subjects devolved to them, the performance of local governments seems to lack essence. The passage of the 18thAmendment meant that local …

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Law and Policing in the Era of Covid

Law and Policing in the Era of Covid In a constitutional democracy, the law and policing are intertwined. Every action of the police must be backed by law. The law, therefore, has to provide enabling legal framework to empower, with safeguards, police to perform their evolving functions. In the context of Covid-19, new challenges have emerged for policing. Predominantly, police …

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Introducing tax measures to make taxation system equitable and efficient

Introducing tax measures to make taxation system equitable and efficient Promoting equity Equity is one of the golden principles of taxation policy. Many empirical and non-empirical research studies have identified pivotal role of equity in taxation to optimize societal welfare. Equity ensures taxation of real income on progressive basis. It is of two types: horizontal and vertical.

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Four Cardinal Principles for

Four Cardinal Principles for  Pakistan’s water diplomacy   Pakistan’s water diplomacy in the region must be based on four cardinal principles: Pakistan’s regional diplomacy should seek to proactively respond to India’s efforts to keep a lid on water as a bilateral matter and deal with each neighbour separately. Pakistan is not the only country with which India has unresolved water …

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Constitutionality of Criminal Law

Constitutionality of Criminal Law   Modern states claim to assert their monopoly over lawful use of force within their jurisdiction through criminal law; in this sense, criminal law enables states to maintain their internal national security and to keep order in the society. Historically, Pakistan’s criminal law has not been rewritten. Colonial legal codes in the form of Pakistan Penal Code, …

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Teleschooling in Pakistan Will it yield significant the desired results?

Teleschooling in Pakistan Will it yield significant the desired results? Dawood Abbas Khan The Government of Pakistan has shown gumption by launching the Teleschool project in collaboration with Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV). There are two cardinal reasons behind this initiative: First, continue educational activities in the country at a time when all educational institutions are closed due to thwart the …

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