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APRIL 26, 2020 PRINT EDITION
Business

Exams and Covid-19

Of all the things about daily life that the coronavirus has disrupted so badly, since it has made it all but impossible for even a few people to be in the same vicinity without serious risk to a lot of people's lives, perhaps the worst is the ability of s

Published May 19, 2020 12:02am
Business

An unending war

Two brutal attacks in recent days in Afghanistan have laid bare the fragility of the so-called peace agreement struck between the US and the Taliban in Doha in January 2020. The first attack was on a hospital in Kabul that specifically targeted the matern

Published May 19, 2020 12:02am
Business

Sometimes it doesn't pay to be overcautious

The discount rate was further reduced by 100 basis points to 8 percent on 15 May 2020 - the fifth reduction in less than two months. The discount rate was 13.25 percent from 20 July 2019 to 16 March 2020, 12.50 percent from 17 March to 23 March, 11 percen

Published May 18, 2020 12:06am

Nadra-ECP spat

During a recent meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) officials led by their respective heads, a heated exchange ensued with the former expressing anger at the latter's performance in

Need for unity in the corona war

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was spot on when he said that there was an urgent need for unity and an identical narrative in the fight against the coronavirus. "This is a war and only those nations win who demonstrate national unity, cohesion [and]

Need for unity in the corona war

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was spot on when he said that there was an urgent need for unity and an identical narrative in the fight against the coronavirus. "This is a war and only those nations win who demonstrate national unity, cohesion [and]

Trump fighting a losing battle

Playing out to domestic opinion in an election year, US President Donald Trump has repeatedly been calling coronavirus as the "Chinese virus" in an obvious attempt to shift the blame for his initial failure to recognise the seriousness of the contagion wh