Faizaan Qayyum

Day of reckoning

Day of reckoning

Who’s accepting responsibility for all that’s being done so intently?

Published May 24, 2020 05:26am
Managing survival

Managing survival

This is a massive exercise in administration and coordination.

Published Apr 24, 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 Apr 07, 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 Mar 01, 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 Mar 01, 2020 08:39am
‘Day of Democracy’

‘Day of Democracy’

Pakistan’s parliament has a long history of exerting its supremacy.

Published Jan 12, 2020 06:58am
Dispossessing the poor

Dispossessing the poor

Should ‘khokha’ owners wait to become prime minister before the state stops persecuting them?

Published Oct 13, 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 Sep 16, 2019 06:58am
We, the hypocrites

We, the hypocrites

Whose interests do political parties truly represent?

Published Aug 04, 2019 07:07am
A tale of woe

A tale of woe

‘Naya’ Pakistan is just ‘purana’ Pakistan on steroids.

Published Jul 28, 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 Jul 21, 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 May 10, 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 Apr 22, 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 Apr 15, 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 Apr 08, 2019 07:13am
Constructing the enemy

Constructing the enemy

For ordinary Pakistanis, what is this ‘India’ and how do we identify our enemy?

Updated Mar 16, 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 Feb 18, 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 Jan 28, 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 Jan 07, 2019 07:02am