Sunday, March 7, 2021

Sarmad Iqbal

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The author is the Editor of The Correspondent. He can be reached at sarmadiqbal@thecorrespondent.com.pk

Editor’s Note: Grasping at straws

Nary a soul was surprised when the Indian media spun a mountain of foreign policy predictions from the simple news that Prime Minister Imran...

What will private-sector vaccines cost in Pakistan?

Chughtai Lab announced last week that it aims to secure Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine and start offering consumers access to the vaccine as an...

GameStop Gamble: Is Pakistan prepared for social media manipulation of the stock market?

Reddit went to war with Wall Street—and won—sending shockwaves across global stock markets. In the aftermath, the world’s stock markets wondered: can something like...

On the frontline: Public-dealing government officials work on without a vaccine plan

The government’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan—which prioritises immunising frontline healthcare workers and the elderly over the general populace—has found few critics. It is widely...

Between a rock and a hard place: PPP has second thoughts about mass resignations

The government’s decision to hold early Senate elections has put Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in a catch-22 situation. After threatening mass resignations for months...

Khaqan Murtaza appointed as new DG Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA)

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has appointed flight lieutenant (retd) Khaqan Murtaza as new Director General Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) on Friday. PCAA has announced...

Is the visa ban for 13 Muslims countries linked to UAE’s first commercial flight to Tel Aviv?

Pakistani tourists, workers and businessmen’s ultimate destination, Dubai, stopped issuing new visas to Pakistan last week to the surprise of many. While the airline...

Between the lines: Naveed Raza finds elixir to combat COVID-19

Half of the world is racing against time to produce a vaccine that can finally stop COVID-19's ceaseless march, while the other half watches...

Will Twitter take action against Indian handles spreading fake news?

While Pakistanis were busy wrapping their head around a bevy of quick-fire political developments surrounding the opposition's protests in Karachi and its aftermath, Indian...

New restrictions on foreign currency accounts announced: are they too stringent?

In an effort to stop money laundering and tighten control over transfer of foreign currency in and out of the country, the Ministry of...

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