Collecting behavioral insights into COVID-19 in Pakistan

When Pakistan’s polio vaccination campaigns were suspended in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my work researching vaccine acceptance in the country was also suspended. Lockdowns made it difficult to continue working with local communities abou…

by · Monday, 7 December 2020 · Pakistan

Pakistani premier proposes economic recovery plan at UN

Outlining 10-point strategy at UN General Assembly, Khan says some 100M people could fall into extreme poverty due to virus. News Service 04 …

by · Friday, 4 December 2020 · Pakistan, Turkey

Ghani Urges Pakistan to ‘Overcome Distrust that has Haunted’ Bilateral Relations

Addressing the ongoing poverty that hit roughly 50 percent of the country, Ghani said the common interest and “focus” are what inspire both leaders to …

by · Friday, 20 November 2020 · Afghanistan, Pakistan

Despite Protests And Promises, Pakistani Regions Denied Internet Access

… all so far failed to prompt Pakistan to grant Internet access to millions in regions reeling from decades of conflict, poverty, and underdevelopment.

by · Thursday, 9 July 2020 · Afghanistan, Pakistan

As virus spikes, Pakistan says there’s no choice but to open

The number of people living in poverty has risen to 40% from 30% since the pandemic began. Massive job losses could spark unrest, Sharif warned.

by · Monday, 22 June 2020 · Nepal, Pakistan

Pakistan offers India help for pandemic-hit poor

… lockdown, Khan announced Pakistan’s largest one-off cash payment program to pay around $1 billion to 12 million poverty-stricken families.

by · Thursday, 11 June 2020 · India, Pakistan, Turkey

Pakistan In Delicate Balance With Coronavirus Lockdown Amid Fears Of Mass Resistance

… the world, a large portion of the country’s devout and poverty-stricken people are resisting limits on physical and social contacts and their mobility.

by · Saturday, 11 April 2020 · Afghanistan, Pakistan

Pakistan Plans Staggered End To Lockdown After Grim Economic Warning

… after warnings that a prolonged economic halt could result in some 18 million job cuts, pushing more than half of the population into poverty. "We are …

by · Friday, 10 April 2020 · Afghanistan, Pakistan

Pakistan can’t afford to shutter cities to prevent virus – PM

… situation is not the same as that of the US or Europe…25% of our population is living in grave poverty,’ Khan says in a televised address to the nation …

by · Wednesday, 18 March 2020 · Pakistan, Philippines

2nd phase of China-Pakistan free trade deal in effect

"Together, Pakistan and China are entering the next phase of CPEC, with greater emphasis on socio economic uplift, poverty alleviation, agricultural …

by · Monday, 2 December 2019 · China, Pakistan, Turkey