Dr Azmia Shabbir

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Covid Lurks for Pakistan Alongside Security and Economic Crises

The Pakistani state’s attention currently maybe focused on domestic political instability and the economic crises but this should not make us ignore that Covid-19...

Pakistan’s Child Marriage Crisis

Pakistan is not a country for minorities of any kind – religious or ethnic – and it is unfortunately also not a country for...

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...

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Pakistan’s Minorities Continue to Suffer, Bearing Brunt of Blasphemy Laws

Pakistan is no country for any minority or for anyone with ideals. The cases of Naqeebullah Mehsud and Junaid Hafeez bring this to the...

Pakistan Turns to IMF Again, Facing Economic Downslide and a Battered Rupee

The Pakistani Rupee continues its disastrous downward slide for the last week hitting Rs269.63 for US dollar on Monday, January 30, 2023. Pakistan’s foreign...

Elites are Only Part of Pakistan’s Deep Rooted Problems

As Pakistan stares into the default abyss, the media and public attention seems to be focused on blaming the elite for “stealing public resources,...

Making Peace with India is Key to Pakistan’s Return from the Brink

Pakistan’s economic and security crises make it even more critical that India and Pakistan need to take steps to resume diplomatic relations. This year’s...
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