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Panama case judgement: Dismissal of review petitions

Nawaz Sharif, his offspring, son-in-law, Muhammad Safdar, and father-in-law of younger daughter, Muhammad Ishaq Dar, in multiple review petitions filed against the decisions of Supreme Court of April 20, 2017…

In Britain, virus hits ethnic minorities hardest

When Amer Awan’s father died of coronavirus, mourners congregated with little thought of social distancing. But cultural practices alone do not explain why Britain’s ethnic minorities have been hardest hit…

In the name of the poor

How easily our worldview mutates. How quickly our hierarchy of ambition gets rehashed and reset. All it takes is an invisible microbe. Not too long ago we were hurtling towards…

Economy – the least problem

This column, for the last couple of weeks or more, has been building arguments to support the view that the key to Pakistan’s economic growth is directly correlated with the…

Not much in the way of good news

There is not much in the way of good news about Pakistan these days. However, there is plenty of bad news for the taking. First and foremost comes the news…

Fresh betrayals of the Palestinian cause

After the United Arab Emirates (UAE) accepted the US-sponsored deal to recognise Israel formally by and by, the existing state of informal relations that have existed between the Gulf state…

Pakistan’s tryst with the IMF

Second chances are rare. Pakistan has had innumerable chances of participating in loan programmes supported by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). But this is half the truth. Most of the…

Investing in technology sector: a primer — I

Since the beginning of 2020, one investment sector has stood out globally through all the Covid-19 pandemic induced volatility in markets, economies and industries – that of the Information and…