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What to do when you don’t know the answer

The novel coronavirus confronts Pakistan with an enormous crisis. Like many other countries, we are caught between two evils: the only apparent way we have to deal with the coronavirus…

Unified economic response

Nothing is more important while aiming to mitigate economic disruption, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, than to fashion a unified response fully coordinated across all tiers of governments.…

Pandemic science

Recently Mr Abdullah Hussain Haroon, former ambassador of Pakistan to the United Nations, came forward with a video recording in which he states that the Covid-19 pandemic is not a…

Fragile economies

The human dimensions of the Covid-19 pandemic reach far beyond the critical health response. All aspects of our future will be affected – economic, social and developmental. Our response must…

Corona politics

The far right thrives on fear. It’s no surprise, then, that it would use the latest pandemic, which has generated widespread panic, to bolster its own agenda. All of the…

American failure

The US now has the world's highest number of deaths from Covid-19, with at least 21,692 losing their lives to the virus as of Sunday afternoon. Americans will continue to…

No time to relax

World GDP is around $80 trillion. Global debt, both public and private, is around $255 trillion. So the world is leveraged more than three-times its annual income. Such high leverage…

A sustainable lockdown strategy

The coronavirus pandemic is the gravest crisis Pakistan has faced. The virus is spreading exponentially worldwide, and once it infects the chances of serious illness and even death are quite…

Cost of corona

The Covid-19 pandemic has the potential to infect 40-70 percent of the world’s population.In Pakistan, initially it was mainly among people returning from different countries, especially Iran and Europe, but…

Cooperative federalism

At the time of writing this piece, the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Pakistan has moved beyond 5,000 and more than 90 precious lives have been lost…