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COVID-19 TOTAL DAILY
CASES 280,461 432
DEATHS 5,999 15
Sindh 121,705 Cases
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Balochistan 11,777 Cases
Islamabad 15,095 Cases
KP 34,253 Cases

Syed Bakhtiyar Kazmi

Opinion

Coasian bargaining

ARTICLE: Dear Readers, Eid Mubarak!

And the return of the lockdown!

Notwithstanding that the Government's strategy...

Published 01 Aug, 2020 01:12am
Opinion

Fused

ARTICLE: On a roll here - actually followed the plan and read, or at least tried to read the "Report on the Power...

Published 25 Jul, 2020 02:49am
Opinion

More sour than sweet

ARTICLE: The good news is that I finally got around to reading the "Report of The Commission of Inquiry constituted...

Published 18 Jul, 2020 02:47am
Opinion

Economy - the least problem

ARTICLE: This column, for the last couple of weeks or more, has been building arguments to support the view that the...

Updated 11 Jul, 2020 03:11am
Opinion

So many keys

ARTICLE: To say that economic growth has been the most vexing problem for our national leadership for the last three...

Published 04 Jul, 2020 03:02am
Opinion

Before the key

ARTICLE: Our quest for the key to economic growth continues.

Albeit, this time around we need to be a lot more...

Published 27 Jun, 2020 02:55am
Opinion

Not easy

ARTICLE: The days for being imaginative are upon us; after all Budgets and economic reviews in a developing nation,...

Published 20 Jun, 2020 04:13am
Opinion

Key

ARTICLE: The key to economic growth is definitely not free market capitalism; as they say, the proof of the pudding...

Published 14 Jun, 2020 03:09am
Opinion

Two horses

ARTICLE: This week we continue where we left of last week: the tale of two horses. Those who missed out on the...

Updated 14 Jun, 2020 01:29am
Opinion

A tale of two horses

Unfortunately, the exact quote, which by the way succinctly brings out the message, cannot be published - blame it on the censor board. Be that as it may, the more refined version comes out thusly: you cannot ride two horses with one behind.

Published 30 May, 2020 12:06am
Opinion

What's up?

WhatsApp is a pun on What's Up, in case you didn't get it yet - actually, that was a sudden but rational guess made whilst dreaming up the title for today's write up; now it is knowledge confirmed from WhatsApp web page. Cool!

Published 23 May, 2020 12:06am
Opinion

The value of life

If you party for four days, strict abstinence for the remaining three days will probably not get you off the hook. In substance, you have a lockdown or you don't - the virus is not going to take "off days" whilst its hosts go on a shopping spree, so this

Published 16 May, 2020 12:07am
Opinion

Free market tanks

"A quarter of French adults smoke. Many people were surprised, therefore, when researchers reported late in April that only 5% of 482 Covid-19 patients who came to the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris between February 28th and April 9th were daily smok

Published 09 May, 2020 12:06am
Opinion

Nine lives

Ramazan Mubarak, Dear Readers. As the nation continues to battle it out with the coronavirus, the experts warn that the Virus War will be entering a critical phase by the time this article is published. May Allah SWT protect our nation and give strength a

Published 02 May, 2020 12:08am
Opinion

Free cheese in a mouse trap

Sitting down to write this week's column, I am rather confused; are we or are we not in a lockdown. Whilst the Islamabad city administration has been performing admirably in an extremely challenging time, the current extension order is a complicated, if n

Published 25 Apr, 2020 06:43am
Opinion

Revenge of the fallen

As the country gets ravaged by the Virus Wars, with the situation getting worse day by day, let us start once again with a prayer that Allah SWT alleviates the hardship of our beloved nation soon.

Published 18 Apr, 2020 12:00am
Opinion

The right incentives

Nowadays, sitting down to write a column, the beginning inevitably is a prayer that by the time it gets published we have won the Virus Wars; a developing country like Pakistan cannot withstand any kind of war for long. And we are probably reaching our li

Published 11 Apr, 2020 12:00am
Opinion

Time to rise

That the country is on economic roller coaster is perhaps an understatement.

Published 04 Apr, 2020 12:00am
Opinion

Calamity

Praying that by the time this article gets published, miraculously, the world has found a cure for the corona virus, and/or Pakistan has been able to control the epidemic.

Published 28 Mar, 2020 12:00am
Opinion

No debt fictional world

Imagination precedes invention - sure there have been accidental discoveries, but even in such cases, ultimately, someone was pursuing their imagination, albeit for some other objective.

Published 19 Mar, 2020 12:00am