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The great Karachi heat trap

The great Karachi heat trap

The emergency ward at Karachi’s Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) was full to capacity when Abida Noor, a resident of Gulistan-i-Rafi Colony in Malir Town, took her younger daughter Kulsoom there for treatment in June 2015. Temperatures in the coastal city had …Continue reading

Is Pakistan running out of fresh water?

The sight of water flowing from taps may soon be a luxury, with people having to queue up at tankers for just a bucket load of water for their daily needs. Meanwhile, affluent neighbourhoods in gated communities may install desalination plants paid …Continue reading

Old Industry, New Fixes

At first glance, the healthcare sector in Pakistan appears so bureaucratic and inflexible, it may seem immune to disruption by innovators. However, a new generation of technology researchers is trying to change that. Their products range from ventilators to complex simulators. Their …Continue reading

Nurturing Genius at Home

The Niazis are the ideal nuclear family. Ahmad Niazi is a pilot flying for the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Aisha Niazi, his wife, is a former speech therapist and a stay-at-home mom. They have two teenagers, Khadija and Shaheer, who are twins. …Continue reading

Combating Pregnancy Disorders Through Low-Cost Tech Interventions

“There is no word for pre-eclampsia in prominent regional languages like Sindhi. Unlike other childbirth complications, signs of pre-eclampsia cannot be identified easily which limits the chances of early detection and leaves many pregnant women vulnerable to its dangerous complications,” says Dr …Continue reading

The Dawn of Pakistan’s Fintech Boom

After spending 18 years in the commercial banking sector, Qasif Shahid recently quit his job and started his own company. He raised $1 million in venture capital to introduce a digital wallet that will allow users to minimize their reliance on hard …Continue reading

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