Zeba Sathar

Culpable for injustice

Culpable for injustice

We have neglected the health of millions of women and children. Updated 10 Sep, 2022 08:43am
AMBIGUITIES IN POPULATION CONTROL

AMBIGUITIES IN POPULATION CONTROL

After witnessing one of history’s largest migrations, Pakistan’s population grew from 30m in 1951 to 220m in 2022. A lack of... Published 14 Aug, 2022 07:12am
A challenging census

A challenging census

If the pilot testing in August is to be followed by the full census in October 2022, it must entail a full dress rehearsal. Updated 04 Jul, 2022 09:47am
Population and environment

Population and environment

Across the country, climate and population pressures will eventually lead to shortages in food. Updated 06 Jun, 2022 08:38am
A hasty census exercise

A hasty census exercise

Trust must be rebuilt for provinces to have faith in the results of the 2022 census. Published 05 Mar, 2022 07:13am
Justice for population

Justice for population

The topic of population has been absent from our national discourse. Are things changing now? Published 13 Feb, 2022 09:34am
From food surplus to famine?

From food surplus to famine?

By not focusing on human development and population planning, we are fostering alienation and making way for implosion. Updated 08 Jul, 2021 08:35am
A people’s census

A people’s census

When the next census takes place, it must be with the right intent, full preparation and transparency. Updated 01 Jan, 2021 07:14am
‘Let them eat cake’

‘Let them eat cake’

A situation which could have been avoided can now exacerbate regional and ethnic inequalities and tensions. Published 26 Oct, 2020 08:03am
Population & the pandemic

Population & the pandemic

It is unacceptable to shift the blame for policy failures onto the people. Published 11 Jul, 2020 06:52am
Lives not worth saving

Lives not worth saving

Let’s have campaigns with clear, honest messages before conspiracy theories take over. Published 13 Jun, 2020 07:47am
Our chance to reset

Our chance to reset

Pakistan’s leadership has a unique chance to reject the current abnormal to capture a new normal. Published 23 May, 2020 06:02am
Beyond the numbers

Beyond the numbers

The lack of data is producing multiple speculations. Published 02 May, 2020 06:51am
Proving Malthus right

Proving Malthus right

The warning signs should be enough to shred our veil of complacency and shake us out of our endless slumber. Published 18 Jan, 2020 06:57am
From Cairo to Nairobi

From Cairo to Nairobi

It is important to take a message of hope to the population conference being held in Nairobi next month. Published 26 Oct, 2019 07:05am
Doubling Ehsaas?

Doubling Ehsaas?

Is our population growing so fast because we are poor or, are we poor because of our high birth rates? Published 30 Sep, 2019 07:03am
Population trumps all

Population trumps all

Population is always considered a red-hot button, to be tackled later. Published 13 Jul, 2019 07:20am
Saving Pakistani mothers

Saving Pakistani mothers

On Mother’s Day, it is worth reflecting on our values regarding women’s lives. Published 12 May, 2019 07:15am
Climate woes & population

Climate woes & population

The alleviation of scarcity would be short-lived unless the number of consumers also stabilises. Published 17 Sep, 2018 06:29am