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Road to UHC

MAPS are important for destinations. But travelling on the road to universal health coverage, we first need to understand the destination itself. The WHO’s definition of UHC is: “when all people and…

Section 7E: Constitutional validity

Taxing immoveable property and taxing income arising from immoveable property are two different concepts. The former is the burden on immovable property whereas the latter is the burden on the…

Symbol judgment: what went wrong?

The Supreme Court has pronounced its judgment taking away the PTI’s election symbol. Judges are human and can make mistakes, this decision being an example. Certainly, the millions who witnessed…

Essential health services

I RECEIVED a lot of feedback on my article ‘Robotic priorities’, including some from defensive robotic surgeons! Some readers have asked about the essential health services package I referred to.…

Sham elections

IN the bail petition of Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the ‘cipher case’, Justice Athar Minallah, through an order dated Dec 22, 2023, almost prophetically observed: “Discrimination or…

Two paths from here on

The Peshawar High Court’s decision to restore to the PTI its election symbol of bat has cast a spell of shock upon the entire government machinery as also the ranks…

With fear lurking, eyes denuded of sight

It was Shakespeare who said in ‘The Tempest’: “Those are pearls that were his eyes”. So powerful was the impact of the line that T S Eliot repeated in ‘The…