Pak Affairs

Virtual Diplomacy

Virtual Diplomacy As virus goes viral, diplomacy goes virtual The United Nations General Assembly is one of the main fixtures of the global diplomatic calendar. At no other time are so many global leaders gathered in one place at one time. But, for the first time in the world body’s history, this year’s annual session of UNGA was held without …

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Socio-economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Vulnerable

Socio-economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Vulnerable Covid-19 has jolted the world and affected human life in a variety of ways. It is one of the most infectious diseases challenging the mankind with significant socio-economic impacts. With its outbreak from the Chinese city of Wuhan, life across the globe came to a complete standstill, forcing the people to stay indoors. …

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PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN HIGH-LEVEL VISITS

PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN HIGH-LEVEL VISITS In October, Engr Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the head of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan and former Prime Minister of his country, visited Pakistan on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Hekmatyar stayed in Pakistan for three days and met President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaisar. He also …

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Understanding the Law Related to JUVENILE JUSTICE in Pakistan

Understanding the Law Related to JUVENILE JUSTICE in Pakistan Making of a law and its implementation are two different and distinct phases of an idea getting traction in governance priorities. Insofar as the lawmaking is concerned, the idea of treating child offenders separately and in more sophisticated manner has been introduced through a second version of the national law. The …

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CPEC and the ‘Education System’ in Pakistan

CPEC and the ‘Education System’ in Pakistan It’s a perfectly well-known fact that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is one branch of above $60 billion for Pakistan from over $6 trillion ‘investment tree’. It’s all due to China’s investment-friendly philosophy. Fortunately, this came as the privileged bounty for Pakistan due to the latter’s geo-strategic location and time-tested Pak-China friendship.

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China- Russia-Pakistan Strategic Alliance.

China- Russia-Pakistan Strategic Alliance. China and Russia—the former a rising power and the latter a great power that is currently striving to regain its lost glory—are, nowadays, at the center stage of geopolitics in Asia. Russia has traditionally been the most trusted ally of China’s neighbour and main antagonist, India. On the other hand, India is the biggest enemy of …

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The CPEC Front

The CPEC Front Since its launch by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative has been playing a dominant role in social and economic development of the BRI- and non-BRI countries. Colossal investments backed by China’s highest authority, President Xi himself, continue to play a pivotal role in various areas. Enhanced regional connectivity, and the cooperation …

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Recent Tax Measures to Combat TAX EVASION

Recent Tax Measures to Combat TAX EVASION Among many reasons of low tax-to-GDP ratio, tax evasion at corporate and non-corporate levels is the principal one. Tax-registered persons are much fewer than the persons who are liable for registration under tax laws. Even the registered persons try to evade taxes by under-reporting their taxable incomes. A large number of registered taxpayers …

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Rashakai Special Economic Zone

Rashakai Special Economic Zone China, the new economic powerhouse of the world, is implementing its plans to reach out to the world’s important strategic points and have a considerably dominant role in global market, through its ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) Initiative. Having unparallel global impact, this is an economic initiative unprecedented in the modern world history. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor …

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Paigham-i-Pakistan Code of Conduct for Religious Harmony

Paigham-i-Pakistan Code of Conduct for Religious Harmony 1. It is obligatory on every citizen of the country to recognise and accept the Constitution and fulfil their oath of loyalty towards the state. 2. All citizens in the country should ensure implementation of all basic rights of the people enshrined in the Constitution that pertain to social and political lives, freedom …

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