31

Mar

Pakistanis among Gulf migrant workers fearing virus limbo

Published in Dawn, March 31st, 2020 DOHA: Millions of migrant workers across the Gulf face uncertainty as host countries announce lockdowns, employers withhold wages or mull redundancies, and strict coronavirus containment measures lead to deportations and confinement. “We’ve been in lockdown for the last eight to 10 days, we don’t know when it will end,” said a […]

20

Feb

Pakistan Migration Report 2020 Launched

The Centre on Migration, Remittances and Diaspora (CIMRAD), Lahore School of Economics launched the Pakistan Migration Report 2020 on 19 February 2020. Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity, was the chief guest of the event. The speakers included Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, Rector, Lahore School of Economics, Dr. Rashid Amjad,[…]

23

Dec

The social history of Punjab — I

By: Tahir Kamran Published in The News, December 22, 2019 The social history of the Punjab has been an understudied area of scholarship. As these lines are being written, very few scholarly endeavours of noticeable worth, underscoring social history of the region of such historical significance as the Punjab, are inevitable. Under the British, the Punjab was[…]