Faizaan Qayyum

Day of reckoning

Day of reckoning

Who’s accepting responsibility for all that’s being done so intently? Published 24 May, 2020 05:26am
Managing survival

Managing survival

This is a massive exercise in administration and coordination. Published 24 Apr, 2020 05:39am
Humans of pandemic

Humans of pandemic

To our healthcare workers: we are grateful for your service and sorry for our collective inaction. Updated 07 Apr, 2020 02:47pm

Read: Pandemic planning

"We finally have confirmation: at the time of writing, there are at least four confirmed cases of Covid-19 in... Published 01 Mar, 2020 12:42pm
Pandemic planning

Pandemic planning

While we too can buy a few days through containment and sealed borders, our real test is of preparation. Updated 01 Mar, 2020 08:39am
‘Day of Democracy’

‘Day of Democracy’

Pakistan’s parliament has a long history of exerting its supremacy. Published 12 Jan, 2020 06:58am
Dispossessing the poor

Dispossessing the poor

Should ‘khokha’ owners wait to become prime minister before the state stops persecuting them? Published 13 Oct, 2019 07:05am
Tech in transit

Tech in transit

If we have private companies providing this service, why do we need the state to step in? Published 16 Sep, 2019 06:58am
We, the hypocrites

We, the hypocrites

Whose interests do political parties truly represent? Published 04 Aug, 2019 07:07am
A tale of woe

A tale of woe

‘Naya’ Pakistan is just ‘purana’ Pakistan on steroids. Published 28 Jul, 2019 07:08am
From plots to housing

From plots to housing

An effectively managed real estate sector can work to solve many of our tax, housing and urban headaches. Published 21 Jul, 2019 05:52am
Of love and war

Of love and war

All may be fair in love and war, but then what is war, and what have we been doing for two decades? Published 10 May, 2019 07:24am
Hazaras and the absent state

Hazaras and the absent state

The gap between the Hazaras and other communities is now wider than it has ever been. Updated 22 Apr, 2019 10:10am
In safe hands?

In safe hands?

The clamour for invasive surveillance technologies like CCTV cameras should be checked and discussed by citizens. Published 15 Apr, 2019 06:56am
Peshawar metro bus challenges

Peshawar metro bus challenges

Any good transit system, especially BRT, is defined by its integration with spaces and people along the areas... Published 08 Apr, 2019 07:13am
Constructing the enemy

Constructing the enemy

For ordinary Pakistanis, what is this ‘India’ and how do we identify our enemy? Updated 16 Mar, 2019 10:10am
Our dream of growth

Our dream of growth

The Chinese are clearly better prepared for the industrialisation process that CPEC can generate in Pakistan. Published 18 Feb, 2019 07:12am
Realising CPEC’s potential

Realising CPEC’s potential

Consolidating labour in dense urban centres can lead to economic benefits only if there are enough opportunities Updated 28 Jan, 2019 02:28pm
Making cities sustainable

Making cities sustainable

Cities must act to bring work, shopping and living in close proximity to one another through multipurpose developments. Published 07 Jan, 2019 07:02am