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The quest for immortality

The quest for immortality has been as timeless as it has been fruitless. First recorded over 4000 years ago on the Babylonian Tablets, it narrates the tale of King Gilgamesh…

Covid-19 mortality

It has dominated news cycles, debates and policies since 2020, but COVID-19 continues to exercise the interest of number crunchers and talliers. While the ghoulish daily press announcements about infections…

Democracy: Demonstrated Or Defiled?

Democracy: demonstrated or defiled?

Milton is best known for his epic poem, ‘Paradise Lost’. It is a moving portrayal about Adam and Eve, the temptation induced by Satan and the former’s banishment from paradise…

Corporate Takeover

Corporate takeover

The rapid expansion of technology in this new millennium radically transformed our social landscape. The modern life filled with information has placed everyone behind computer screens and cell phones. As…

A strategy on malnutrition

Malnutrition is the result of having insufficient nutrients in one’s diet. In Pakistan, it takes a heavy toll on the adult and child population in the form of high morbidity…

The people have spoken

What we see in the National Assembly – following the polling which took place amidst various rumours of foul play or unfair play – essentially depicts the rage of the…

Preventing suicide

IN a significant stride towards mental health reform, Pakistan decriminalised attempted suicide (later challenged in the Federal Sharia Court) by repealing Section 325 of the Pakistan Penal Code, a change…

Gender and population

ACCORDING to Pakistan’s 2023 census, our country’s population has officially surpassed the 240 million mark — an increase of 33.8m people since the previous census in 2017. The growth rate jumped…

Health expenditure and choices

HENRY Ford, when unveiling the Model T, was asked why he developed an automobile without consulting public demand. His response, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would…