Lockdown and Islamic injunctions

The coronavirus has now engulfed the entire world including Pakistan, taking a heavy toll on human lives and health. As practicing Muslims, we are also ignoring and downplaying the Islamic injunctions to keep us safe from the epidemic. While some

Historical pandemics

The novel coronavirus is a modern-day epidemic that has shocked the world. The developed world in this 21st century never imagined that a virus would affect the whole world in such a manner that everyone would be forced into isolation.

WHO declares coronavirus a global ‘pandemic’

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a pandemic, as the new coronavirus has rapidly spread to more than 121,000 people across the world. In a meeting at the agency’s headquarters, the WHO pointed to the over 118,000

Rethinking anti-polio strategy

It has been emphasised several times that Pakistan is in the midst of a polio epidemic. The country is one of the last bastions of polio on the planet, and rather than given millions of children a fighting chance against

Blood on the street

Coronavirus has dreadfully affected the Chinese economy in the past three months. More than a dozen countries have banned Chinese products as the outbreak has infected more than 40,000 people in the Sino region. Furthermore, international carriers have also canceled

Polio epidemic

A new anti-polio vaccination campaign is currently underway as the number of cases surged to more than 100 this year. Then  devastating news was received that two policemen guarding polio workers were shot dead in Lower Dir area reaffirming fears