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Corona and the rural economy

The reported share of agriculture in Pakistan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is 18.5 percent which certainly does not look impressive. But then look at it from this angle: almost two…

Coronavirus outbreak

If you want an infection virus to become an epidemic virus, press the panic button. Viruses need measured, scientific, thought through responses. Panic blocks the ability to think, measure and…

Living with Covid

The highly infectious and immune-resistant Omicron BA.5 subvariant is now dominant throughout much of the world and is fueling yet another wave of infections, hospitalizations, debilitation with Long Covid and…

Incentive-package for construction industry

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, in a Press conference on April 3, 2020, announced what is termed by official quarters as a “comprehensive relief/stimulus package” for the construction…

Sugar under greater focus

While the poor and the vulnerable continue to grapple with the serious implications of the Coronavirus that has compromised their ability to feed their families prompting the government to disburse…