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Is NCOC our Covid-19 miracle?

At the beginning of the summer, the Covid-19 pandemic was rampaging through countries like South Korea, Italy and Iran at a pace that caused intense anxiety amongst many of us…

And then the deluge

Tampering with the election process has been a favourite pastime of the power-wielders in the country. It is sardonically stated that the only free and fair elections conducted in the…

India’s state of paranoia

India’s political leadership has always remained cognizant of the significance of the majority Hindu vote. This often shapes the electoral process in India and political forces evolve their respective manifestos…

The conviction and after

IN what many would describe as a predetermined verdict, a special court has sentenced former prime minister Imran Khan and his erstwhile foreign minister to a decade behind bars for…

Burgeoning hope, looming uncertainties

“I am tired, tired of being enclosed here. I am wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there: not seeing it dimly through tears and yearning…

Things a ‘bat’ would make them do

It is only the symbol of a ‘bat’, but it already has a million stories associated with it. The more the orchestrators try to oust it from people’s imagination, the…

The true test of the SIFC

The logic for a public-sector vehicle that does what the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) is supposed to do is solid. Pakistan’s governance system doesn’t work for anyone, even the…

A single fuel regime for Pakistan

Energy in Pakistan has always been a sore point, especially because availability waxes and wanes and so does the policy. Public policy is most deficient and has always remained subservient…