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Waiting for answers – Kamila Hyat

Those who died in the PIA crash a day before Eid included students, hoping to meet their parents in the arrivals hall, they were...

A gloomy outlook – Abdul Sattar

Ignoring the impassioned appeals of the medical community, the federal and provincial governments have eased the lockdown prompting people to throng markets, shops and...

Banking on a miracle – Mosharraf Zaidi

The writer is an analyst and commentator. “The latest infection cluster has raised awareness that, even during the stabilisation phase, similar situations can arise again...

Contextualizing rural development – Amir Hussain

The writer is a social development and policy adviser, and a freelance columnist based in Islamabad. Rural transformation can be anything – ranging from diversification...

EOBI pensioners – Khalid Bhatti

The six hundred thousand (0.6 million) pensioners of the Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) were happy to receive increased pension in April 2020. sion...

The coronavirus pandemic – Miftah Ismail

Modern calculations confirm that a solar eclipse occurred on January 27, 632 AD. Quoting from Sahih Bukhari “the sun eclipsed in the life-time of...

Irrfan and Rishi – Dr Naazir Mahmood

Perhaps the two could not have more different backgrounds before entering the Indian film industry. Rishi had a rich endowment in performing arts inherited...

Invisible and unheard – By Ghazi Salahuddin

Ominous times, these are. And it is becoming increasingly difficult to make sense of what is happening to this country – and to us,...

Three questions – Dr Farrukh Saleem

First question: Why doesn't the government reduce the electricity tariff by 50 percent? Our governments have long been selling us the most expensive electricity...

Scofflaws at work – Babar Sattar

The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad. A polity that runs out of the ability to generate new ideas has no option but to...
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