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Climate through a gender lens

The alarming reality of climate change has managed to get through to a large swathe of the population, with its implications on human health emerging as a prime concern. Yet,…

My health, my choice?

I live in the part of the world where we have five seasons. To me, summer means the month of heat strokes. And as the monsoon settles in, the typhoid…

The climate IDP

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) remain among the most vulnerable people in the world. The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement define IDPs as “persons or groups of persons who have been…

Deadly air

THERE is no honour and no glory for residents of a city, and less so for its leaders, if the city is recognised the world over for the suffering it…

A consistent list of failures

The PTI government started with much fanfare after an election marred by controversy. Pakistanis of all political persuasions were hopeful that it would bring about improvement in governance and living…

Our Polio Failure

Our polio failure

The continued transmission of the poliovirus in Pakistan has become a major public health problem, as it is one of only few remaining polio-endemic countries in the world along with…

Preparing For The Virus

Preparing for the virus

At the moment, the coronavirus is standing at our doorsteps with reported cases in all neighbouring countries (as well as ours). Iran has the second largest reported cases of the…

Individuals And Inertia

Individuals and inertia

There are broadly two competing narratives about Pakistan’s past, present and future: the pro-democracy narrative and the anti-corruption narrative. The problem is not so much that one is more compelling…