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Mustafa Talpur
Mustafa Talpur

  • June 11, 2024

    Country of ‘first boys’: nutritional inequalities

    Pakistan’s progress to tackle severe malnutrition among children under five has been quite slow

  • June 10, 2024

    Country of ‘first boys’: health inequalities Part – II

    Nutrition and primary healthcare are areas where massive inequalities exist

  • June 08, 2024

    Country of ‘first boys’: education disparities: Part – I

    Despite differences and recent challenges to democracy, India has made substantial progress in many areas

  • May 07, 2024

    Islands of privilege

    Any progressive society or government will uphold security so that people can utilize their full potential

  • April 30, 2024

    Short-term steps for the people

    There are no consequences for wrongdoings, big or small, which has just encouraged more wrongs

  • September 17, 2022

    A question of justice : Part - II

    Whenever a calamity hits Pakistan, we listen to the same old arguments like ‘no government on earth could have mitigated the impact of the 2022...

  • September 15, 2022

    A question of justice [Part – I]

    It is tough to be optimistic at a time when the country is in the middle of multiple crises. Some of the enormous challenges faced by Pakistan...

  • January 19, 2022

    Asia’s unequal face

    Extreme concentration of income, wealth and political power in the hands of a tiny male minority is tearing our societies apart, depriving...

  • December 02, 2021

    China and global challenges

    China has taken some surprising yet bold steps to combat the three major global challenges: the relentless fight against economic inequality,...

  • February 06, 2021

    Preventing the ‘inequality virus’

    Nearly ten months since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic, the coronavirus has been massively impacting health and economic...

  • December 19, 2020

    A people’s vaccine

    The latter half of November brought hope for a world facing the unprecedented public health challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic. Three pharmaceutical...

  • July 25, 2020

    Deferring poverty alleviation?

    Absolute poverty is a state of severe deprivation and denial of basic human rights. Hunger and dispossession affect the entire life cycle, keeping...

  • July 06, 2020

    An opportunity

    The current National Assembly and Senate sessions on the Finance Bill 2020-21 provide a rare chance to the flimsy democratic history of Pakistan and...

  • May 13, 2020

    Where is the market?

    Before the Covid-19 crisis hit, the neo-liberal economic model with its unfettered market power, free flow of capital and expanded role of the...

  • April 22, 2020

    Cancel the debt

    Last week, the G20 group of rich countries decided to postpone the debt payment that is due to be paid to G20 governments up to the end of 2020 for...

  • June 19, 2018

    A tale of disillusionment

    The inability of mainstream political parties, especially the PPP, to create a progressive vision for the country and deliver on it could have a...

  • April 27, 2018

    Taxation for nation-building

    Historically, taxation has been crucial for nation-building and welfare states. After the destruction wrought by the Second World War, European...

  • April 15, 2018

    Water for all

    World Water Day, which is observed on March 22, passed without much fanfare in Pakistan. Ironically, Pakistan is among the most water-stressed...