Timber Mafia in KP & AJK– Critical Analysis

INTRODUCTION Deforestation is one of the most alarming environmental problems of today. So far about one-third[1] size of the original forests have disappeared. Despite of the intensive efforts made by all the stakeholders including the local community to stop this process, deforestation is still continuing in most parts of the world which results in serious consequences which inter-alia includes environmental...

Violation of Human Rights (Honor Killing of Women in Sindh and Southern Punjab): A Critical Analysis

Introduction “Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom” – Preamble, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948....

Role of The Social Media in Eradicating Corruption in Pakistan

Introduction There is a common perception that Corruption is rampant in all realms of public service in Pakistan.  The unbridled freedom accorded to the mass media, especially the electronic media in the last decade has further exacerbated this feeling amongst the masses.  A number of talk shows aired during prime time, every day, highlight stories of malpractices and graft involving...

Performance Audit: A Tool for Improvement

Introduction In the face of increasing liabilities and decreasing resources to fund the new initiatives, it has become the need of time to adopt such measures that the best output and outcome is achieved but no new expenditures are incurred. This objective is achievable; if an organization adopts a system of monitoring and accountability itself or with the help of...

Internal Migration and its Impact on Big Cities

Introduction The word ‘migration’ derived from the Latin word ‘migrane’ means to change one’s residence but by current definition “ Migration is a form of geographical mobility or spatial mobility between one geographical unit and another, generally involving a change in residence from the place of origin or the place of departure to a place of destination or a place...

Baitulmal, A Tool for Poverty Alleviation, A Myth or Reality

Introduction Pakistan is facing a high growth rate of poverty, putting pressure on the low-income group of the country, and the majority of the masses is living below the poverty line. The poverty line has been stipulated at the international level. The two-dollar income of a person per day is considered the poverty line. All the persons who earn less...

Upgradation of Colleges to Universities in KP: Quality Issues

Introduction “Developing countries are rapidly becoming the driving force of innovation and creativity. According to World Bank, emerging economies will outgrow the developed nations by 2015. It is an established fact that there is a direct correlation between knowledge capital and economic development. If Pakistan wishes to become an emerging power, it needs to enhance its knowledge and intellectual capital...

Islamophobia in France; Analysis of Latest Cartoon Incident

Introduction Islamophobia is one of the emerging trends circulating in western media, particularly, France after publication of caricature cartoons by Charlie Hebdo magazine in France in September 2020. The term Islamophobia literally means fear of Islamic faith nonetheless; it fails to properly elucidate the whole phenomenon. Initially, the term Islamophobia was coined by the politicians and representatives of different NGOs...

India and Pakistan: Tax Incentive Packages Comparison

Introduction A country macroeconomic policy and constant economic growth are mainly influenced by its fiscal and taxation system. Numerous developed and developing countries have resorted to tax amnesties. Tax revenues are the most crucial source of governments’ incomes. In almost all the economies there always remain undocumented sectors or individuals which operate outside the tax net. Tax amnesty is considered...

Recodec Copper and Gold Mining; Issues & Recommendations

Introduction Pakistan is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of natural resources but also one of the poorest among them in their management. The country is abundant in vital resources including that of energy, agriculture, minerals, population, and geography, but unlike the developed countries, these have not been properly exploited due to poor management. This dismayed...