Dr Azmia Shabbir

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Pakistan Must Tackle the Food Insecurity Crisis

Food insecurity has been a persistent problem in Pakistan, with millions of poor to low- and middle-income households across the country experiencing some level...

Pakistan May Get Hit by Omicron Wave by February

With the Omicron variant of Covid-19 spreading like wildfire across the world, Pakistan needs to be extra vigilant. According to the National Command and...

Omicron Will Hurt Pakistan, which has Vaccinated only 22% Population Against Covid

With only 22% of Pakistan’s population fully vaccinated, the country faces a renewed threat from the latest Covid-19 variant, Omicron. Covid19 has hit Pakistan’s...

Islamabad Murder Exposes Lawlessness of Pakistan’s Privileged Elite

  On Wednesday July 21, in a gruesome murder Noor Mukaddam, daughter of a respected former diplomat, was killed allegedly by Zahir Jaffer, the scion...

Pakistan Lags Way Behind in Vaccinating its People Against Coronavirus

Fifteen months after the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, Pakistan, like many other developing countries, still faces an uphill task in vaccinating most of...

Pakistan, a Nuclear Power, Struggles with Food Insecurity

Food insecurity has long plagued Pakistan, like other developing countries. The Coronavirus pandemic, however, has worsened the issue. According to the latest Pakistan Social...

Imran Khan’s Mishandling of Covid Continues

Right from the start, the PTI-led government has been unable to handle the challenges arising from the Covid pandemic. Like all its neighbors, Pakistan...

False Claims of Success Won’t End Pakistan’s Coronavirus Crisis

With slightly under half a million Covid19 cases and around 10,000 deaths, Pakistan just witnessed its deadliest day last week with 111 deaths reported...

Pakistan’s Covid Optimism Turns Out to be False as Cases Rise

A few weeks ago, when the PTI government and many columnists were claiming that Pakistan had achieved a miracle and avoided a large number...

Lack of Testing Creates Illusion that Pakistan has Less of a Corona Virus Problem

With over 300,000 confirmed cases, and the Covid19 pandemic still with us, health care experts agree that the only choice before the country is...

The Coronavirus Pandemic is Far From Over

Pakistan’s leaders are praising our low Covid19 numbers and mortality rates and referring to it as a miracle. With less than 300,000 cases and...

Impact of Covid: Rising Poverty & Hunger

Since the start of the Covid19 pandemic, International financial institutions like World Bank and International Monetary Fund have repeatedly spoken out not only about...

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Pakistan Cannot Escape Rules of Economics

On Thursday May 26, the coalition government led by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced an increase in prices of petroleum products. Finance Minister, Miftah...

Deal with IMF is Pakistan Rupee’s Only Hope

Pakistan’s economic crisis continues with the rupee in free fall and inconclusive talks between the government of Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)....

Pakistan in Crisis Mode, Once Again

Pakistan appears to be heading towards political confrontation with the recent PTI march on the federal capital. Crackdowns on the opposition leaders and the...

Pakistan Makes Changes to Electoral Law

Recently, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2022 that seeks to remove the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in...
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