South Asia and Beyond

Aadhaar Goes Global

NEW DELHI: Little over a week ago Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP), housed in the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore, inked a partnership with the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA), Sierra Leone, to build and launch a pilot program for a national digital ID system—similar to Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique identity accorded to […]Read More

‘Battling Polycrisis, Pakistan Caught Between Rock & Hard Place’

NEW DELHI: As Pakistan reels under multiple crises—political instability, economic turmoil, high inflation, uncertainty over an IMF bailout package, etc—Monday delivered an explosive blow. A suicide bomber blew himself in a mosque at the Police Lines in Peshawar, killing over 80 people (the toll continues to rise) and leaving many more critically injured. The Pakistani […]Read More

Maryam Nawaz Back In Pak After Months, To Reorganise Party

PML-N senior vice president Maryam Nawaz has returned to Pakistan after a nearly four-month sojourn in London. Earlier, party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said Maryam was returning to begin the “reorganisation of the party”. It is understood that she will build the party’s election narrative, as formulated by her father Nawaz Sharif, holding Imran Khan, former […]Read More