Opinion Piece: Jinnah Institute

Published in Jinnah Institute on May 08, 2020 Hard choices only … The challenge thrown up by Covid-19 to lives and livelihoods is among the most serious facing Pakistan in recent times. While the country has experienced colossal natural disasters in the past, large parts of the country and the economy remained fairly insulated from the after-effects […]



Virus traps, sickens foreign labourers in Gulf Arab states

Published in Dawn on April 23, 2020 Long a lifeline for families back home, migrant workers in oil-rich Gulf Arab states now find themselves trapped by the coronavirus pandemic, losing jobs, running out of money and desperate to return to their home countries as Covid-19 stalks their labour camps. Whether on the island of Bahrain, hidden in[…]



Lahore School of Economics: Rediscovering Government

By Azam Amjad Chaudhry Published in lahoreschoolofeconomics.blogspot on April 18, 2020 As the world is in the throes of a global crisis, most of the attention has been rightly focused on limiting the spread of the coronavirus and saving lives. But as soon as the situation stabilizes, attention will turn to how to combat the socioeconomic impact[…]