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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…

As India Slides Into Majoritarianism

As India slides into majoritarianism

In the wake of the international fallout over deadly anti-Muslim riots in Delhi– following protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act–- the UN rights chief has moved the Indian Supreme Court…

Task force efforts

The prime minister of Pakistan had established a Task Force on Knowledge Economy which he chairs and of which I happen to be the vice-chairman. The task force had initiated…

Evolve or perish

We are in a confusing period. But we have gone through many gloomy periods similar to or different from what we are compelled to face today. Sooner than later, this…