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Joining hands to fight a common enemy

Equally important is to settle mutual differences Still reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, another severe crisis is staring Pakistan in the eyes. According to the National Disaster Management Authority,

Economic woes pile up

Economic management remains unimpressive The coronavirus is bad news, and the pandemic has knocked the bottom out of the economy, but the data coming in does not bear out the enthusiasm recently

Increasing corona cases

And a flip-flopping government On Wednesday evening Pakistan exceeded China in the number of covid-19 positive cases. This should discourage the government leaders from resorting to the hackneyed refrain of the pandemic

PSM retrenchment

Inevitable preliminary to privatization The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet has decided on the retrenchment of all 9350 employees of the Pakistan Steel Mills, and though the decision must be ratified

Falling inflation

Yet prices remain rigidly high Pakistan’s inflation rate has eased for the fourth successive month, with the latest figure coming in at 8.2 percent. Inflation had peaked in January, hitting a record

Diplomatic spat

India unwilling to give peace a chance In what is the latest deterioration in diplomatic relations with its neighbor, India has expelled two diplomats from Pakistan’s high commission in Delhi for allegedly

Pertinent questions

Going after Abbasi while staying in the dark Accountability SAPM Shahzad Akbar may have timed his fusillade against former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi wrongly, for it coincided with the filing of what

The plague of locusts

A multinational problem Plagues, it seems, know no boundaries. It is almost as if they force states divided by lines drawn on maps to cooperate even if they are rivals. Such is

Trump’s America

Latest riots are a testament to rabid polarization Police violence against black Americans is one of the many faces of the USA’s long, violent and troubled history of racism. From slavery to

Violating democratic traditions

PTI administration’s crusade against Opposition Addressing a virtual international event Prime Minister Imran Khan underlined  the importance of international relief for developing countries facing the scourge of the coronavirus. As he put