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Discovering – And Preserving – Mehrgarh

Discovering – and preserving – Mehrgarh

The word ‘heritage’ means something that we inherit from earlier generations. It comprises both the tangible and the intangible including culture, value and traditions. It represents history and identity.  The…

Peace Not War

Peace not war

Prime Minister Khan, by ordering the release and then safely returning captured Indian pilot Wing Cdr Abhinandan to India has helped avoid the ‘tit for tat’ flexing of muscle between…

The need for gender budgeting: Part – I

Why does gender budgeting need to be reintroduced in Pakistan? We all know about the lofty policy statements made by governments about the promotion of gender equality. Given those, why…

Real Education Reform

Real education reform

On listening to the federal minister for education in meetings and at events, one gets the sense that he understands the fundamental issues facing the education system in Pakistan. His…

Protests In Sudan

Protests in Sudan

The International Criminal Court issued two arrest warrants in 2009 and 2010, respectively, against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, accusing him of war crimes, genocide and other grave human rights abuses…

The First 1000 Days

The first 1000 days

Pakistan’s population has crossed the 200 million-mark and is projected to reach 400 million by 2050 under most scenarios. More than 68 percent of this population is under 29 years…

Our Safety Nets

Our safety nets

Poverty is a multifaceted phenomenon in Pakistan. According to the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2017-18, one-fourth of the population (over 50 million people) lives below the poverty line while 38.8…