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Human solidarity

Humankind has outlived multiple pandemics in the course of world history. The kingdoms and states of Central and Western Europe abolished the institution of serfdom once it had become clear…

Looking at the economy

Pakistan’s economy is already in a critical condition and Covid-19 has the power to destroy the economy even further. According to initial estimates, the country is set to feel an…

The workers’ future

Workers and trade unions celebrate May Day every year to pay homage to Chicago’s workers for scarifying their lives to have the right of an 8-hour working day and better…

Redefining poverty alleviation goals

‘There is hardly any reason to deny that poverty alleviation programmes in Pakistan need a complete reconstitution, institutional restructuring and most of all making them accountable for their mandate. ‘There…

The invisible frontline

Administrations across the world are facing the mammoth challenge of the Covid-19 outbreak. In Pakistan, where the number of infected people just crossed 11,000, the story is no different. All…

Duel till death

Over 14,000 people are infected with Covid-19 in the country. The number continues to rise by the day, even the hour, proving true predictions that the last weeks of April…

Cancel the debt

Even before coronavirus started spreading around the world, dozens of developing counties were already close to a debt crisis. Lebanon and Argentina have already defaulted on their debts this year;…

Education and a pandemic

The writer heads an independent organisation dealing with education and development in Swat. When a pandemic, conflict or natural disaster happens, education is particularly the first service halted and the…

Look to science

Like the rest of the world, the Covid-19 pandemic is slowly unfolding in Pakistan. If we go by the available data, the Covid curve is headed relentlessly upwards. This means…

Efficient aid

A few days back my friend Arshad shared his idea of starting a donation drive to support daily wagers and others affected in the current crisis. Without a second thought,…