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Saving Pakistan

WHEN I returned from the UN in 2010 Pakistan was being misgoverned by the PPP. This culminated in the national humiliation of the US assault on Abbottabad. This was soon…

Pakistan’s cybersecurity regime

THE recent Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules upend, among other fundamental rights, privacy and free speech safeguards ensured by the Constitution. Our current cyber legal landscape forces data subjects…

Stuck in Pakistan

A few days ago, Dr Moeed Yusuf, special adviser to the prime minister, held a press conference. One of its main goals appeared to be the provision of reliable information (and…

Pakistan’s ‘Covid-21’

The new year arrives in Pakistan on Friday, promising to bring more than just the usual set of challenges coupled with fewer than expected opportunities for the time being. For…

Resetting Pakistan-US relations

Pakistan’s relationship with the Biden Administration has not gotten off to a very good start. Pakistanis that were appalled by the Supreme Court decision to uphold the acquittal of the…

Vaccination for Pakistan

Despite issuance of Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to three vaccines developed by European, Chinese and Russian companies, Pakistan has so far been able to get a donation of only half…

Pakistan’s economic policies

THE economic might of a nation is dependent upon the success or failure of economic management, ultimately determining where it stands in the global community. What determines this success or…