May 022009

Following is the chart of rupee exchange rates against US dollar. It is interesting to see that between 2001 and 2007, the exchange rate remained almost the same but with the start of rise in oil prices and lawyers movement in Pakistan, the rupee totally collapsed.   In my personnel opinion, the major contributory factor in […]

Jul 302015
A star from backwaters

SIALKOT: A 16-year-old fruit vendor has made his ailing parents proud by obtaining second position in humanities group (boys) in the annual matriculation examination. The boards of intermediate and secondary education in Punjab announced the results this past week. A winner of a medal, Daska city’s Ali Hamza told a bevy of journalists that he […]

Jul 302015

ALI SUKHANVER On 27th July 2015, The Washington Post published a report regarding the gun-battle between the Indian security forces and the so-called militants in Gurdaspur, a border town in Indian Punjab. The report was prepared by Ashok Sharma, an Indian journalist. According to the details the militants first attacked a moving bus and then […]

Jul 252015
UAE Anti-Discriminatory Law: A Perfect Balanced Strategy

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan His Highness President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a new “anti-discrimination law No. 02 of 2015”. It has multiplier socio-economic, geo-political and geo-strategic effects. It is the reflection of multiculturalism. It stands for globalization. It speaks about universalisms. It has introduced a new social contract in the Emirates. Long […]

Jul 252015

ALI SUKHANVER ‘I am ashamed of being an Indian and feel disgraced to belong to a nation which is committing war crimes on Kashmiris for their demand of right to self-determination. ’ said Gautam Naulakha speaking at a seminar in Srinagar a few days back. Gautam Naulakha is a well known Human Rights Activist of […]

Jul 192015
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC): A Conflict Resolution Model

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Cyprus, the island of Aphrodite having deep blue sea, long and sandy beaches, the warm Mediterranean sun, picturesque villages is still far away from any kind of permeant conflict resolution. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is still politically separated nation and a physically divided country even after 51 years. Its […]

Jul 082015

ALI SUKHANVER Traveling to other lands always adds to knowledge. One gets a chance of observing the ways and manners, traits and temperaments and liking and disliking of other nations. Last month, I had an opportunity of being there in Iran as a state guest for about ten days. The occasion was Imam Khomeini’s death […]

Jun 262015

ALI SUKHANER Reactions count a lot. In December 2013, a Resolution was passed in Pakistan’s National Assembly which condemned the hanging of JI Leader Mullah Abdul Qadir in Bangladesh. This resolution was the reaction of Pakistan. In response to that resolution, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh had crossed all moral and diplomatic limits by saying […]

Jun 262015
Uzbekistan’s Banking System: Productive & Progressive

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan International rating agency Standard & Poor recently conducted a conference and said (June, 2015) about the banking industry of Uzbekistan. It also published a comprehensive report about the banking industry of Uzbekistan. It rated it productive and progressive. It reconfirmed the positive role of Uzbekistan’s banking industry in the development of […]

Jun 152015

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Monday announced a Rs488 billion budget for FY2015-16 in the KP Assembly today. The budget, which is referred to as ‘poor-friendly’ by KP Finance Minister Muzafar Said, allocated a greater portion of funds to health and education. Total outlay for the FY15-16 budget is 21 per cent greater than that […]

Jun 132015

Ten per cent relief allowance has also been announced on basic pay for all Sindh government employees. The revised estimates for the total receipts of the province for the current financial year are Rs617 billion. Developmental expenditure of the province is estimated at Rs214 billion. This includes a provincial Annual Development Programme (ADP) of Rs162 […]

Jun 122015

The Punjab government on Friday presented a Rs 1,447.2 billion proposed annual budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 before the provincial Assembly on Friday. According to details of the budget read out by the provincial finance minister, the provincial government is eyeing a revenue target of Rs160bn from provincial taxes and other sources. [lastupdated]

Jun 112015
Pakistan-Belarus Bilateral Relations: Discovering New Horizons

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Most recently, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko visited Pakistan and inked lots of meaningful agreements and MOUs. It was first ever visit of any Belarusian President visit to Pakistan which showed its multidimensional importance. During his stay he met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain and discussed matters of […]

Jun 062015

*Rs 253 billion new taxes imposed in budget for 2015-16*Rs 120 billion exemptions given under different SROs in customs, sales and income tax withdrawn   Presenting the budget, Finance Minister Ishaq said total resources have been estimated at Rs 4.168 trillion and the government has to bear the deficit of Rs 1.328 trillion despite imposing […]

Jun 052015

حکومت کی جانب سے یکم جولائی سے شروع ہونے والے نئے مالی سال 16-2015 کے لیے تقریباً 43 کھرب روپے کا وفاقی بجٹ قومی اسمبلی میں پیش کیا جا رہا ہے۔ وفاقی وزیرخزانہ اسحاق ڈار اسپیکر ایاز صادق کی زیرصدارت جاری قومی اسمبلی کے اجلاس میں آئندہ مالی سال کا بجٹ پیش کيا [lastupdated]