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Death Of Social Sciences

Death of social sciences

The competition for space in academia between the social sciences and the ‘others’ — namely, the pure and physical sciences, technological disciplines, medicine-related knowledge, and business and management studies —…

Healthcare devolution

A lot is said against the 18th Amendment. However, when asked what is wrong with it no response with substance can be gathered. I would like to highlight what has…

Understanding ADHD

Seven-year-old Subha was facing issues in reading, writing and spelling, and also found it very difficult to focus on a task for a prolonged period. She was not a differently-abled…

Evidence-based policy

Ideally, all major public policies should be based on sound evidence or, still better, on sound scientific evidence. Moving towards this ideal requires a better understanding of using evidence-based policymaking…

Divine and earthly problems

Since the day of the creation of this world and of us human beings, we have always been facing problems of all kinds, some divine and some man-made. The earthly…

Unsung Heroes

Unsung heroes

This is the story of some local and foreign suppliers who helped make Pakistan a nuclear power. The company Arshad, Amjad, Abid (AAA) Pvt Ltd belonged to Mian Farooq of…

Our Mental Health

Our mental health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US, whose motto is: ‘Saving Lives, Protecting People’, the term mental health is usually used with reference to…

Public policy and human behaviour

Trouble comes in threes. Extreme measures produce extreme behavior. Fear and panic are breeding grounds of reactivity. These phrases all seem to be true for today’s world. Coronavirus may have…

An Exemplary Organisation

An exemplary organisation

I was in Karachi recently. It is always very pleasant for me to be there as it is my city. My mother, four brothers, one sister, two sisters-in-law, one niece…

Cultural Gap

Cultural gap

For the state, NGOs, donor agencies and multilateral institutions, culture is a segregated affair, perceived as a ‘set of things’ requiring sectoral interventions as in music, the arts and literature.…

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