Umair Javed

Urban welfare in Pakistan

Urban welfare in Pakistan

Many cities across the world owe their developmental legacies to the role their residents played, and were allowed to

Published Jun 29, 2020 07:47am
Inequality and the pandemic

Inequality and the pandemic

Covid-19, contrary to being some great leveller, actually magnifies some distinctions.

Updated Jun 16, 2020 04:34pm
Responsibility and norms

Responsibility and norms

When observers posit that the Pakistani population is not equipped to follow SOPs, what are they alluding to?

Published Jun 01, 2020 07:53am
Lessons from Kerala

Lessons from Kerala

Kerala’s investments in a large public health system have paid obvious dividends.

Published May 18, 2020 07:06am
Tackling the crisis

Tackling the crisis

This crisis has triggered an upsurge in intellectual work from academia, civil society, and professionals from ....

Published Apr 20, 2020 06:06am
Welfare considerations

Welfare considerations

Barring some belated decision-making by the centre, Pakistan’s response has generally been efficient.

Published Apr 06, 2020 06:46am
Two glaring deficits

Two glaring deficits

There is no large-scale welfare mechanism that can reach adversely impacted populations.

Published Mar 23, 2020 07:09am
Keyboard warriors

Keyboard warriors

Associational politics and citizens taking responsibilities for the causes they care about is what sustains democracy.

Updated Mar 09, 2020 07:38am
Vocation and education

Vocation and education

To succeed as a consuming citizen, one has to rethink the meaning of education.

Published Feb 24, 2020 07:04am
Violence as justice

Violence as justice

Public opinion polling from the Gilani Research Foundation back in 2016 found overwhelming ...

Published Feb 10, 2020 07:04am
The cost of stability

The cost of stability

Party leaders need elected politicians to provide them with a veneer of legitimacy and to form a government.

Updated Jan 27, 2020 02:23pm
Diarchy revisited

Diarchy revisited

Most people underestimate just how entrenched a particular system or configuration of elite power is in Pakistan’s

Published Jan 13, 2020 07:08am
Work and exploitation

Work and exploitation

As things stand, 73pc of all labour in urban areas, approximately 11.4m individuals, are associated with informal work.

Published Dec 30, 2019 07:15am
The China ‘model’

The China ‘model’

It is worth clarifying some important features of China’s political economy before embracing it as an ideal.

Updated Dec 02, 2019 08:19am
Structural transformations

Structural transformations

Even when the data is usable, its presentation and access pose a challenge for users here.

Updated Nov 18, 2019 07:25am
March of interests or ideas?

March of interests or ideas?

Is the JUI-F, specifically in its current incarnation, a vehicle for procedural democracy?

Published Nov 04, 2019 07:10am
Student anger

Student anger

Grievances can accumulate over a long period of time.

Updated Oct 21, 2019 07:57am
Administrative tussles

Administrative tussles

The conversation on reforming local bureaucracies has bubbled over in an antagonistic manner.

Published Oct 07, 2019 07:16am
Justice awaited

Justice awaited

Junaid Hafeez’s case is yet another litmus test for all those claiming to uphold justice in this country.

Published Sep 23, 2019 07:05am