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Flood funds and telethons

The 2022 monsoon season “on steroids” left in its wake widespread destruction, submerging one third of the country under water, with over half of Pakistan’s districts declared as “calamity hit”.…

A resounding success

The recently concluded daylong International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan, co-hosted by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and UN Secretary General Antonia Guterres, in Geneva has surpassed the expectations of many…

The state of the economy in 2022

If Covid-19 in 2020 was a nightmare, then we have been continuously transitioning from one nightmare to another. Generous fiscal stimulus in the rich world, accommodative monetary policies the world…

Water security

Pakistan is facing a severe water shortage. The average reduction of water in the major water stores of Pakistan has been recorded around 40 per cent. Water reduction in Mangla…

Flood and disease

Other than coping with the great losses of lives of loved ones and property, the survivors of the floods have to deal with several health issues as well; one of…

Housing for the dispossessed

The unprecedented floods in Pakistan, especially in Sindh, have damaged rural houses in the flooded areas. No systematic survey has been conducted so far to assess the extent of losses…

Every job but their own

Writing about education issues in our country is taxing, because much of it boils down to identifying a lot of shortcomings, bad priorities and poor decision making. We spent the…

A city that always sinks

IT happens every year. This time too, after a spate of truly devastating heat, the rains came, and just as the rains came, Karachi was inundated. As the sheets of rain…

Tackling Extremist Ideology

Tackling extremist ideology

The decision to put Hafiz Saeed under house arrest has been received well by the small minority of liberals and lured them into believing that this time the state really…

The ever vulnerable

Natural phenomena have since forever challenged and threatened humankind. In doing so, they have served as imperatives to create means and measures that limit damage to lives and land. Over…