Daily Archives: April 9, 2009


ISLAMABAD: FBR proposes new benchmark for undeclared property

By Sajid Chaudhry Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has proposed new valuation benchmarks for unexplained and undeclared immoveable property such as open plot, agricultural land and constructed immovable property for taxation purposes. Hidden assets upon detection by the tax authorities would be valued for taxation according to the District Officer […]


Avoiding meltdown- Ikram Sehgal

A comprehensive review of overall US policy by the Obama administration notwithstanding, many independent entities have undertaken such analyses. One such exercise is “The Strategy for Stability of Afghanistan-Pakistan” by the Asia Society, appropriately labelled “Back from the Brink?” A commendable effort even at a cursory glance, it needs more […]


Little Einsteins- By Anjum Niaz

Pakistan needs big ideas like Einstein’s to fight terror; not a kindergarten of little Einsteins who whizz around the presidency, the PM House and parliament pretending to stall the march of the Taliban. Last week, the 170 million Pakistanis were handed down their death sentence. We were told that twice […]


The CIA’s footprints

Ahmed Quraishi The CIA faces its toughest test yet to prove wrong the suspicions of many within the Pakistani strategic community that some of the terrorism exported from Afghan soil into Pakistan has direct or indirect support from Washington. The immediate test centres on Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the […]


LAHORE: Presentation on new UK student visa policy 239

A RENOWNED education consultant giving a presentation on salient features of New UK Visa Rules on Wednesday explained in detail the new Points Based System TIER 4 Student Visa. The event titled “New Student Visa Rules & Scholarship Opportunities in UK” was organised by Falcon Education & Consultancy Services (Pvt) […]