Addressing The Economic Fallout Of Covid-19 Requires Creative Solutions

Asif Saad analyses the pandemic’s impact on employment in Pakistan and the complexities that policymakers should consider as they deal with a major economic downturn As the days go by, life in the times of coronavirus can seem unending. Even as the pandemic has raised fundamental issues about our priorities, it is important to consider the impact on livelihoods without looking…

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#Blacklivesmatter in the South Asian context

How South Asians perpetrate discrimination against dark skin The coronavirus pandemic continues but the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by a police officer brought the world’s attention to something perhaps even more damaging and catastrophic in the long term than covid-19– the racial inequality pandemic. The policeman has been dismissed from service and charged with manslaughter. But the way…

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The culture of safety

In the aviation industry, safety is a given, right? Wrong, especially in Pakistan. When you travel on an airplane, you judge the airline on the basis of many factors, but safety is not one of them. This is due to the simple reason that you will never board a plane unless you are one hundred percent sure that you will…

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Home sweet home

As the world changes, it pivots and zooms into our homes, which now play a much bigger role in our lives. It would be unwise to predict what will happen to our world as a result of this pandemic. As scientists scramble to find a vaccine in the shortest possible time, many are trying to control the spread of the…

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Getting back to profitability

Is it time to talk about making returns? As various changes brought about by the global Covid-19 pandemic become the new normal, I am going to hazard a guess about business owners, which is that for the last few months most have not thought much about making returns on investments. Their focus has been on survival – and who can…

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Beating a pandemic

What have we gained and lost through the Covid-19 experience? So, we have decided to come out – out of the coronavirus, that is.  We have declared victory over the dreaded disease by determining that cases have dropped to a negligible level, a declaration made with testing at minimal levels, mind you. As we pump our fists and beat our…

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