Friday May 17, 2024
Sarmad Khawaja

  • May 14, 2024

    Keeping children in school

    The first thing is to build schools two kilometres apart on either side of the Indus

  • May 01, 2024

    The privatization dilemma

    During January-March this year PTCL lost Rs4.8 billion, but before privatization, it was hugely profitable

  • January 27, 2024

    The beauty of mathematics

    Mathematician and philosopher Alfred Whitehead explains this best

  • December 16, 2023

    Is the stock market out of line?

    It is. I say this because I think that as the stock market climbs by nearly 60 per cent in the past six months, its rise is not in sync with our...

  • December 02, 2023

    Upending old politics

    Understanding the PPP’s leadership is a puzzle these days. Its impressive show in Quetta two days ago sent a strong message of unity.Yet, last...

  • November 25, 2023

    No child left behind

    World Children’s Day is usually an understated affair in our country. And its motto ‘for every child, every right’ is hardly taken seriously...

  • October 22, 2023

    The BRI as disruptor

    China's President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation at the Great Hall of...

  • June 27, 2023

    Centering the children

    The idea of the Charter of Economy has gained traction since the PPP began weighing on it. We don’t know yet the details nor the broad features of...

  • June 08, 2023

    The false narrative around SOEs

    Selling state companies is a bad idea. But despite failing repeatedly in practice this idea has resurfaced in the 2023-24 budget proposals, which...

  • May 10, 2023

    The war of liberation

    What should we make of the War of Liberation of 1857 whose 166th anniversary is today – May 10? Looked at from the side of the freedom fighters it...

  • March 03, 2023

    What makes a Pi champion?

    Hafsa Khan – a Grade 9 student at Zoya Science School, Nala Khudadad – is our national Pi champion. Her record is reciting Pi correctly from...

  • October 15, 2022

    Dropping the ball on populism

    Two Sundays ago, in the first round of presidential elections Brazilians gave a thumbs down to President Jair Bolsonaro, the ‘Trump of the...

  • May 05, 2021

    Marx’s enduring appeal

    Karl Marx’s ideas of public ownership of land, banks, enterprises and communications, progressive income tax, free education, economic planning,...

  • April 25, 2021

    What’s wrong with the GDP?

    Each year towards the end of May we look to the Federal Bureau of Statistics to report the gross domestic product numbers, which is the official...

  • March 17, 2021

    Learning from China

    Modern China is in many ways a remarkable success: within a generation it has become a moderately high-income country from a low-income one. It has...

  • December 24, 2020

    Measuring the Earth’s circumference

    At a time when quantitative skills are vital for dealing with the pervasive use of data in our daily lives, the need for a vision of vibrant,...

  • March 14, 2020

    Penny wise

    The high-profile inauguration yesterday of the Data4Pakistan portal underlines the importance of official statistics. Naturally, it puts the focus...

  • March 16, 2019

    The beauty of Pi

    On Pi Day, March 14 – a date that coincides with Pi’s best known value of 3.14 – I asked grade eight children what they knew of Pi. They...

  • February 06, 2019

    An end to inequality

    Inequality in our country is now a lot worse than it has ever been in our history. The need to reduce inequality has been enshrined in Article 38...

  • May 10, 2017

    A silent emergency

    Seven-year-old Samiullah solves simple arithmetic progressions in his head and reads texts that are recommended for twelve-year-old children. In my...