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Increasing iron

THE WHO refers to malnutrition as deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s intake of nutrients, and not just the insufficiencies. But in South Asia, as in most developing countries,…

Business environment: There is more to it than EODB

"Who will make investment in the country if businessmen face harassment?" questioned Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan of Lahore High Court while ordering removal of Shahzad Saleem (CEO Nishat Chunian Power)…

Of pandemic, environment and humility

Punishment it was. Punishment it will be. Pandemic was almost a revenge of nature on human arrogance. As the World Environment Day on 5th of June states “Make peace with…

Ironies of a no-win war

SEVERAL books have been written on Pakistan-US relations. But few have explored the connection between domestic political developments and American foreign policy and the way Pakistan’s internal politics was at…

Ironies of a war of revenge

AMONG the many ironies of the US war in Afghanistan was the instance when Hamid Karzai in December 2001 came very close to an agreement that provided for the Afghan…

Environmental disaster

At 1am on July 25, 2020, in Tokyo, Junichiro Ikeda, then-CEO of shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), was most likely already in bed. At the same time in London,…

Prioritizing environmental protection

In our obsession with political news, we often forget the more pressing issues that confront the quality of life in Pakistan. Climate change, air pollution, water scarcity, coal-based power plants,…