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Corona and the socialisation of losses

The coronavirus has clearly exposed the flaws in our system which cares less for the health of all and more for ruining peoples’ lives everywhere by spending huge amounts on…

Regulating Social Media

Regulating social media

The arrival of the internet is, no doubt, the most defining moment in our history. Social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WhatsApp, have become powerful instruments to play…

Credit And Social Capital

Credit and social capital

One of my friends runs a small-scale business. His business is located in the older part of Rawalpindi – in a place popularly known as purana shehr. While the outlines…

Romance For Socialism?

Romance for socialism?

Punjab Assembly has just passed the Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Amendment) Act 2016. It is the successor of an ordinance with the same title, promulgated in 2015. This law requires…

Building Social Capital

Building social capital

The Framework for Economic Growth (FEG) that was approved by the National Economic Council in 2011-12 was never seriously pursued by the bureaucracy and has since fallen into disuse (never…

Crime analytics

WITH the increase in population in both urban and rural areas, crime in Pakistan has taken on a more varied and complex dimension. A paradigm shift in traditional policing methods…

Policing challenge

GENDER-BASED violence (GBV) is the product of a bigoted society. Also known as gendered violence, it is the harm caused to individuals or groups as a result of normative or…

Climate Crime

Climate crime

Climate change is a war crime. International jurisprudence recognizes the supreme crime as the making of aggressive war. This principle formed the basis of and justification for the Nuremberg and…