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Saturday January 22, 2022
Mustafa Talpur

  • 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...