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Needs of refugees

On January 18, Lebanon’s human rights record was examined by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review Working Group. Prior to the session, the government of Lebanon submitted…

Special needs

ONE of the biggest impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has been on the education of children. Months-long school closure resulting from concerns of virus transmission has affected their learning outside…

Country needs a new finance minister

Ishaq Dar, the incumbent finance minister, is clearly unable to give any, let alone, due attention to the portfolio of finance that he nonetheless refuses to surrender. Today the country…

Corona and the socialisation of losses

The coronavirus has clearly exposed the flaws in our system which cares less for the health of all and more for ruining peoples’ lives everywhere by spending huge amounts on…

The Social Democratic Model

The social democratic model

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is clearly on a mission to revive the party in Punjab, and especially in Lahore. For the first time in recent times, he tried to…

Social security for all

The federal government has extended the restrictions imposed in the country till April 14. This decision was taken in the meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC). The NCC will…

IR discipline needs revamping

International Relations (IR), as a separate discipline, is almost 100 years old but in Pakistan its academic life is nearly 50 years. Mostly promoted by US and Britain as major…

IR discipline needs revamping

International Relations (IR), as a separate discipline, is almost 100 years old but in Pakistan its academic life is nearly 50 years. Mostly promoted by US and Britain as major…

BISP And Social Protection

BISP and social protection

The more than ten-year old social protection scheme, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), has survived its second transfer of power since it was launched in 2008 by the PPP government.…