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Reconceptualization of labour issues

In the plethora of news stories and talk shows about the arrest of Imran Khan and related violence, there was hardly any mention of some real issues that the working…

Environmental care – Part II

Pakistan’s forest cover is steadily declining with no action by authorities. Regeneration of forests and replantation initiatives have been ineffective and disjointed due to abysmal focus by the government. The…

Environmental care: Part – I

Those who have been to Karachi must have seen its sea and coastline. Kemari Jetty is a popular place for first-timers who want to have some fun at sea. There…

Environmental sustainability under EU’s GSP+ — II

Pakistan has ratified all conventions related to climate change and ozone depleting substances (ODSs). The global GHG emissions data indicates that Pakistan contributes to around 1% to these emissions (UNEP…

Prioritizing environmental protection

In our obsession with political news, we often forget the more pressing issues that confront the quality of life in Pakistan. Climate change, air pollution, water scarcity, coal-based power plants,…

Systemic issues

In recent weeks, the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating effect on the airline and tourist industries has been graphically evident. Airlines cutting flights by 50 percent or more while hurtling towards bankruptcy;…

Infrastructure development: Environmental impact

The role of infrastructure impacting economic growth and welfare has been studied across literature intensely during the past three decades. The post-World War II, reconstruction gave us a model where…

Turning To The Real Issues

Turning to the real issues

Not without good reason, the entire nation, driven on by the often frenzied, sometimes illogical media, and assisted by both the politicians and the JIT itself, has remained riveted to…

The issues with specialists/technocrats

Pakistan is once again in the throes of chaos. In public service I thrived on chaos. When there is no one in charge or when everyone is under uncertainty one…