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Pakistan’s Hazaras in the COVID Era
August 27, 2020

Pakistan’s Hazaras in the COVID Era

By Jaffer A. Mirza
The already-marginalized ethnic community was blamed for the initial spread of the virus in Pakistan. How have they coped with the pandemic since then?

How Did Pakistan Flatten the Coronavirus Curve?
August 24, 2020

How Did Pakistan Flatten the Coronavirus Curve?

By Niha Dagia
Despite ending its lockdown early, Pakistan managed to flatten the curve. But the country is still far from achieving herd immunity.
Pakistan’s Great Digital Divide
July 08, 2020

Pakistan’s Great Digital Divide

By Shah Meer Baloch
A new reliance on virtual life in the COVID-19 era has laid bare the lack of internet access for much of the country.

COVID-19 Takes a Toll on Pakistan’s Transgender Community
July 02, 2020

COVID-19 Takes a Toll on Pakistan’s Transgender Community

By Ebad Ahmed
Transgender people in Pakistan were already marginalized. Now the pandemic is adding to their plight.

Inside Pakistan’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing
July 01, 2020

Inside Pakistan’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing

By Niha Dagia
Detective work is at the heart of efforts to fight the pandemic. Will it be enough?

Pakistan’s Confused COVID-19 Response
June 09, 2020

Pakistan’s Confused COVID-19 Response

By Daud Khattak
Pakistan’s coronavirus fight needs clear public messaging to avert a public health crisis.

Will Pakistan’s Mass Surveillance Strategy Outlive the Pandemic?
June 05, 2020

Will Pakistan’s Mass Surveillance Strategy Outlive the Pandemic?

By Kaukab Tahir Shairani
With over 51,000 active COVID-19 cases, Pakistani authorities have remained silent on the scope and effectiveness of the militant-tracking system.
Can COVID-19 Draw Pakistan and Russia Closer Together?
May 12, 2020

Can COVID-19 Draw Pakistan and Russia Closer Together?

By Shahid Hussain
In recent years, Russia and Pakistan have put aside some of their differences. The coronavirus could accelerate this reconciliation.

The Battles That Can Cost South Asia the War Against COVID-19
April 30, 2020

The Battles That Can Cost South Asia the War Against COVID-19

By Said Sabir Ibrahimi and Syed Mafiz Kamal
Communal tensions, misinformation, and poverty: across South Asia, governments are facing similar issues in their COVID-19 responses.

COVID-19 Fans Religious Discrimination in Pakistan
April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Fans Religious Discrimination in Pakistan

By Jaffer Abbas Mirza
Referring to COVID-19 as “the Shia virus.” Denying aid to Christians and Hindus. These are only a few examples of faith-based discrimination in Pakistan.

Are Imran Khan’s Days as Pakistan’s Prime Minister Numbered?
April 21, 2020

Are Imran Khan’s Days as Pakistan’s Prime Minister Numbered?

By Daud Khattak
The PTI government's poor performance has apparently alienated even Pakistan's kingmakers: the military.
Pakistan Struggles to Fight COVID-19
April 15, 2020

Pakistan Struggles to Fight COVID-19

By Rabiya Jaffery
Doctors are concerned about Pakistan’s healthcare capacity as COVID-19 cases increase.

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