Pak Affairs

DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN PAKISTAN

DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN PAKISTAN Hassaan Bin Zubair The issue of governance has gained more prominence and relevance due to the emerging challenges arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic, affecting the whole gamut of life. To tackle such disasters, governments world over have developed disaster management bodies from the central government right down to the community level. Pakistan has also had …

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Criminal Investigations in Pakistan An Overview

Criminal Investigations in Pakistan An Overview Kamran Adil Perceptions and realities ineluctably differ. The case in point is the comparison between criminal and civil justice streams in Pakistan. Popular perception is that civil justice is faring better than criminal justice. Contrary to this, the evidence, as recorded in the Rule of Law Index, 2020, suggests that criminal justice in Pakistan …

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Pakistan Air Force Groomed to be second to none? Air Commodore M. Adnan Khan SI (M)

Pakistan Air Force Groomed to be second to none? Air Commodore M. Adnan Khan SI (M) “[W]hether they receive five [Rafales] or 500, we are fine. We are absolutely ready and we have no doubt on our capability and we have proven this so it’s (the jets) not going to make much of a difference.” This statement of Director General …

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Tax crimes as predicate offences under the Anti-Money Laundering Act. 2010

Tax crimes as predicate offences under the Anti-Money Laundering Act. 2010 Bilal Hassan Income tax, sales tax and excise duty are important inland taxes of the country due to their significant contribution in the overall federal tax receipts. However, actual collection of these taxes is less than the potential, and a significant tax gap estimated within these taxes is largely …

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Pakistan’s War Within Belittling ISPR’s role in fifth generation warfare is perplexing

Pakistan’s War Within Belittling ISPR’s role in fifth generation warfare is perplexing Mustansar Hussain Tasir Pakistan is faced with the hybrid threats from its inside. The release of a new song “Ja Chor Day Meri Waadi” (Leave My Valley Alone) by ISPR, to express solidarity with Kashmiris of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIJOK), on August 05, 2020, which …

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Pakistan’s Post-pandemic Economy Challenges and way-forward

Pakistan’s Post-pandemic Economy Challenges and way-forward While the novel coronavirus-caused Covid-19 pandemic is causing massive economic disruption across the globe, Pakistan’s fragile economy is confronting an unprecedented economic crisis. Before the outbreak of the pandemic here, the economy of Pakistan was reeling under vices like worrisome joblessness, soaring inflation, rising food insecurity, widening fiscal deficit and, above all, plummeting gross …

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Journey towards a Pragmatic Foreign Policy

Journey towards a Pragmatic Foreign Policy Zain Ul Arifeen Foreign policy of Pakistan has gone through a remarkable shift in the recent years; a subject where the country has had to suffer humiliation and unimaginable loss of being a formidable, resolute and determined state. Contrary to being an ideological state whose pillars were founded on the principles of unity, faith …

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Indian-Occupied Kashmir A volcano waiting to explode

Indian-Occupied Kashmir A volcano waiting to explode Aftab Abbasi It has been one year since autonomy was taken away from Indian-administered Kashmir. It all started in August 2019 when India made an illegal, unconstitutional and unethical decision that the territory of Kashmir that it occupies would no longer be a semi-autonomous region, and ruled that the state of Jammu & …

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Gender Pay Discrimination

Gender Pay Discrimination Iqra Junejo Equal pay systems are vital for women empowerment and professional growth but these rarely exist. International Labor Organization (ILO) in its “Global Wage Report 2018-19” states: “[O]n average women currently continue to be paid approximately 20 per cent less than men.” The gender pay gap is high in the developing world. In Pakistan alone, the …

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Designing Police Reforms and the latest police reforms in the United States

Designing Police Reforms and the latest police reforms in the United States Kamran Adil   Introduction Designing police reforms is a challenge. More often than not, the tendency is to appoint a group of people claiming to have know-how and experience in dealing with police matters with predefined terms of reference (ToRs); the group then locks itself within the parameters …

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