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Did Imran win or did the status quo lose?

The critical question, at least in Rawalpindi, isn’t who will be prime minister or even whether the PTI will be in government or not. These are both second-order issues. The…

Social welfare for GB

VERY November, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan commemorate their freedom and accession to Pakistan. The Pakistani state actively promotes the region as the most beautiful part of the country, highlighting its…

Back to the status quo

The recent hasty legislation carried out by parliament clearly indicates that the houses of public representatives have become merely a rubber stamp. It is thought that, since July 1, more…

How to retain the GSP+ status

As a beneficiary of the GSP+ since December 2013, Pakistan has enjoyed 10 years of duty-free access to the EU market. GSP+ status has not only supported our exports but…

China: developing a strong socialist culture

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has attached great importance to the development…

Moral panic and social change

LAST week in an interview to a private TV channel, the prime minister made several remarks about what he believed were indicators of moral degradation in Pakistani society, and the underlying reason…

From reforms to status-quo

The PTI government has completed its two years in power. The party had made tall claims before and during the election campaign to reform the system and to bring change.…

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…

Social Protection

Social protection

Widespread under-nutrition, especially iron deficiency, determines a range of negative consequences impacting the welfare of individuals and families as well as the economic and social development of the nation. This…