How workable and safe is the home quarantine policy announced recently in the Punjab?
All measures put on the table only amount to ad hoc, short-term quick-fixes
Months into the initial lockdown, the Corona Relief Tiger Force has yet to make an appearance, let alone a significant one
The government was under immense pressure from various quarters to ease the lockdown
A key challenge is to know the magnitude of the risks and trade-offs involved in maintaining lockdowns
Graphic by Naseem ur RehmanWhile the federal government’s announcement of easing lockdown restrictions was no surprise, it received a mixed...
The 18th Amendment and 7th NFC Award have fundamentally restructured how Pakistan is to be governed
Structural tensions impact attempts to devolve authority to lower tiers of the state
Transferring governance functions back to the Centre will go hand in hand with increased demands for greater resources for the Centre
A rollback would be disastrous to an already fragile democratic culture. A lack of implementation could be equally damaging