Breaking Out of the Textile Economy – Pakistan’s Industrial Policy for the Next Decade

Pakistan's export basket has not changed much over the last 500 years. In the 16th century, the Indian subcontinent was known for its silk...

OXFAM report reveals it took one pandemic to expose all flaws

 Was it a mere coincidence, a well-thought-out analysis, or the power of imagination that made Prime Minister Imran Khan announce 100% Universal health coverage...

Prime Minister Imran Khan proposes equitable COVID vaccine supply at UN

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday presented a five-point agenda to address the structural barriers in global prosperity, proposing equitable supply of COVID-19 vaccine to...

President Biden to restore COVID travel ban

President Joe Biden will re-impose a Covid-19 travel ban on most non-US citizens who have been in Britain, Brazil, Ireland and much of Europe, a...

Egypt’s search for a fig leaf: It’s not the Handball World Championship

Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi sees the 2021 men’s handball world championship in Cairo and Alexandria as an opportunity to put his best foot...

Op-ed: How Social Welfare helped Pakistan out of its first pandemic in 1950

Partition was the first pandemic we faced in Pakistan and COVID-19 is the second. The first batch of social workers was selected in 1953, to...

Pakistan’s Economy at 2030

Pakistan’s economy has seen a somewhat ceaseless cycle of small to medium term booms and busts over many decades, mainly at the back of...

India prepares for mass COVID-19 vaccine drive

India on Saturday staged nationwide drills to start one of the world's biggest coronavirus vaccination programs as the drug regulator prepared to approve the...

COVID-19 vaccine is a ray of hope but is it a ray of hope for all?

After the 2nd World War, the world at large made unprecedented strides towards eradicating poverty, reducing childhood mortality, increasing life expectancy, and expanding literacy....

Corona Pandemic: One Year of Lost Lives & Destroyed Livelihoods

China informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about several cases of a disease identical to pneumonia as the New Year celebrations were taking place...

Pharma chief urges transparency in Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Pharmaceutical firms must be "very transparent" about the risks and benefits of Covid-19 vaccines in efforts to end the pandemic, the head of Asia's...

Rising COVID-19 in Pakistan: Stupid it’s the air pollution

Rising COVID-19 cases in Pakistan can be attributed not only to the violation of SOPs but also to the low quality of air in...