Author Archives: Omer Zaheer Meer

Azadi and inqilab marches

Game over? Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced its million march towards Islamabad for August 14, calling it the Azadi or freedom march whereas Shiekh-ul-Islam, ‘Allama’ Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s Minhaj-ul-Quran (MUQ) cum Pakistan Awami Tehreek

Azadi march

Sane heads should prevail, or the fallout can be disastrous     Once again Imran Khan takes a stand that will take serious convincing for many even within his ranks to go


Omer Zaheer Meer

Qadri saga: who won?

More than meets the eye?     Pakistan is often said to be the most ‘happening’ country on the planet. The last couple of weeks have been remarkable even by Pakistan’s standards.


Omer Zaheer Meer

An opportunity?

Youth Loan Scheme: Game changer for Pakistan economy?   There’s an old wise saying that every problem presents an opportunity. Of course it requires a positive attitude, willingness to adapt and an

Losing its lustre

The PM’s youth business loan scheme is hitting some snags on the ground Winston Churchill once said that plans are of little importance but planning is essential. The aphorism can apply to


Omer Zaheer Meer

Tax reforms

The key to solving Pakistan’s dilemma   Taxation is an extremely important source of funding for any state to finance the running of the governmental functions. Even the oil rich Arab states

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