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Our rural areas

ACCORDING to the 2017 census report, nearly 63 per cent of Pakistan’s population lives in the rural areas. For a developing country, this poses many challenges in terms of equity…

Failure Of Economics In Rural Areas

Failure of economics in rural areas

Pakistan's rural areas hold about 70 percent of the population and all the other statistics that go with it. These are mere words and I am not going to justify…

Dangerous Trends In Rural Areas

Dangerous trends in rural areas

Pakistan is governed in a miserable way. For what our policymakers do not see does not exist. Pakistan is full of self-opinionated anchors and self-opinionated civil servants. Well, all of…

Sindh: floods and rural economy

Part II  On top of the adverse global and national developments in a post-pandemic world, Sindh and Balochistan got severely hit by extraordinary torrential rains in a short interval of…

Are we an agri-rural country?

It is one of those typical Thursday evenings; I’m glued to my computer multitasking. Working on a research project whilst concurrently listening to one of those policy webinars that have…

Oscar spotlight shines on India’s rural women journalists

An all-women team of smartphone-toting, low-caste reporters who chronicle India’s hardscrabble heartland may give the cinema-mad country its first Oscar-winning film, after their own story became a critically lauded documentary.…