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Early Nutrition

Early nutrition

Infant and child health is determined by a number of factors, among which maternal health, the healthcare system, immunisation, malnutrition and diarrhoeal diseases stand out. Together these factors have a…

Modi’s ‘achambha’

Modi’s ‘achambha’

Modi's ‘surprise’ Dec 25 stopover in Lahore has led to numerous questions, explanations and speculations. The significance of the stopover is already being te  sted by Pathankot. Nevertheless, it was…

Monitoring Education

Monitoring education

“The authorities were unable to initiate an effective action plan against the cases reported”, says a report of the Independent Monitoring Unit in Swat for the month of March this…

And Now, The Deluge

And now, the deluge

Contemplating Pakistan at this time boggles the mind. But there has been some relief this week, if you were bored by the constant repetition of dialogue and action. Call it…

The Mathematics Of Disappointment

The mathematics of disappointment

Our budget-makers, consciously or unconsciously, follow the American model of economic development instead of the European one while dealing with economic classes within society. The European governments, in particular the…

9/11 And The 11th Of September

9/11 and the 11th of September

The 11th day of September has not been good to Pakistan. Ask any group of Pakistanis why Pakistan has failed to live up to its potential and sooner rather than…

Tax Delinquents

Tax delinquents

A resident of Alberta, Canada, has posed a question through email that deserves a detailed and satisfactory reply. The statement quoted in this mail, though based on misunderstanding, reflects sadly…