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Climate resilience

The Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) 2020 says that Pakistan has one of the highest levels of risk for urban water security and ranks among the lowest for disaster risk…

Energy sector reforms — I

My previous op-ed, summed up Pakistan’s gas supply position vis-à-vis the current demand, prevailing geo-political context, international spot-market under which Pakistan functioned over the last 4 years and the much…

Graceful protest

Democracies thrive on the value of public opinion and its empowerment by ensuring its inclusion and reflection government policies. Posters in public squares/spaces, peaceful marches, placard shows, sit-ins, candlelight vigils,…

COP27: a race against time

As Pakistan goes into the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) at Sharm-al-Shaikh, Egypt, it is important to address a few challenges squarely, while disabusing a few misunderstandings. Many imagine that…

Protecting biodiversity

As scholars who study conservation and ecology, we wondered whether biodiversity – specifically, the number of species in a given place – influenced where people chose to travel for tourism.…

Charter of energy?

As Pakistan suffers yet another ‘energy crisis’, it is worth asking what should be done to avoid history repeating itself all too frequently. To be fair, the recent commodity super…

Is sovereign default inevitable? – I

Dr Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, in his book ‘India Divided’, that he penned in 1945 stated that the areas of ‘North Western India’ are expected to face…

Is sovereign default inevitable? – I

Dr Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, in his book ‘India Divided’, that he penned in 1945 stated that the areas of ‘North Western India’ are expected to face…