PM Nasirul Mulk’s Cabinet Green Lights Open Trial of Sharif Trio

JUL 18, 2018: The federal cabinet of caretaker government on Wednesday approved the open trial of convicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in two remaining corruption references lodged against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The duo’s trial was expected to be held inside the prison premises citing security reasons, according to some media […]

National Debt Crisis: Financial “Pre-Poll Rigging”

We had been reporting since January that between mid-year and year-end, Pak Rupee value could hit 140 and may even cross the 150 mark. JUL 18, 2018 (BE2C2 Analysis): Less than two weeks before Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi wrapped up his cabinet and PML-N led federal government to make way for a caretaker setup […]

Karachi Woman Declares $1.4bn Foreign Assets Under Amnesty Scheme

JUL 17, 2018: A Karachi-based woman has become the highest taxpayer in Pakistan under the latest tax amnesty scheme. According to local media, Karachi-based Maryam Ali paid Rs.3.3 billion rupees in taxes after she declared her foreign assets nrt worth at Rs.165 billion (US$1.38 billion @ $1=PKR120). Public’s response to the amnesty scheme has been […]