Joydeep Gupta –
The China-Pakistan plan to build five dams in a row on the Indus will stop the flow of silt to rejuvenate farms downstream, and will reduce water flow in the nine dry months of the year, says The Third Pole South Asia director Joydeep Gupta.
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Naveen Thacker –
With diseases such as meningitis and measles on the rise in the west, it has never been more important, or urgent, to redouble efforts to vaccinate children in South Asia against preventable illnesses, say pediatric health experts.
Nadeem ul Haque –
The approach western countries are taking towards delivering international aid aren't working, says Pakistani developent expert Nadeem ul Haque. Muslim religious leaders, or mullahs, may hold the key to a better approach.
Pakistan's people and environment will bear the cost of China's hypocritical overseas investments in coal. Pakistan should instead seek to develop its renewable energy capacity, writes King Abdulaziz University's Fahad Saeed.