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A Tribute To Dr Salam

A tribute to Dr Salam

Last week was the Pakistani Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam’s 93rd birth anniversary and since I was reading about his work I decided to write a column about science today. Whenever…

Finding Dr Abdus Salam

Finding Dr Abdus Salam

This week we have been reminded that a citizen of Pakistan had won a Nobel Prize for Physics. Ah, but that was 37 years ago. In fact, the Nobel Laureate…

Dr Salam, Chakwal And Symbolism

Dr Salam, Chakwal and symbolism

Why would a mainstream political figure publicly invoke Dr Abdus Salam’s name in the Pakistan of 2016? This is not the question that arose when we learnt last week about…

Malala, Salam, Faiz And Dr Khan

Malala, Salam, Faiz and Dr Khan

In Pakistan, with Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize, it is proven once again that those subscribing to conservative social and political views reject new facts if they challenge…

Single national conundrum

In August 2021, schools across Pakistan reopened their doors to millions of children who had been at home for almost 18 months. The excitement of returning to schools, for many…

Calamities, debt crisis, growth: prospects – I

Natural disasters such as floods can have detrimental effects on growth as they depress both supply and demand, and require substantial resources to mitigate the negative consequences for economic activity.…

Addressing Pakistan’s ‘loss and damage’

There are 33 million Pakistanis today whose lives have been directly affected by the 2022 floods. When the country experienced the 2010 floods, some of us thought we would never…

A scorched earth, now drowning

I have just heard the leaked audio of conversations, allegedly between Shaukat Tarin and the two finance ministers in PTI-run provinces – Mohsin Leghari in Punjab, and Taimur Khan Jhagra…