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3rd National Debt Conference 2016

SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN FEDERAL DEBT Policy Research Institute of Market Economy organised the 3rd National Debt Conference in Islamabad (Crystal Ballroom, Marriott Hotel) on Saturday, the 12th of November, 2016. The marathon conference was brought together through the help of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom to raise awareness and debate revolving around the national public debt of the […]

Case study: Politics of a liberal economy

By Zia Banday Originally published in The Express Tribune, October 29th, 2016 “It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice,” Deng Xiaoping. Sheer pragmatism is reflected in this quote of the paramount Chinese leader. Without shedding its connection with the Marxist-Leninist ideology, the Communist Party of China has incrementally allowed the market […]

The Great Tax Robbery

By Huzaima Bukhari & Dr Ikramul Haq, Originally published by The Friday Times on 21st of October 2016  “Pakistanis are tax evaders and cheats. Only 1% of the population pays taxes.” Does this sound familiar? And yet, you wonder, I pay income tax on my salary as do so many people I know—it doesn’t make sense. If you feel that something […]

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