Hana Zahir in Lahore, Pakistan

Episode 6 · April 10th, 2020 · 32 mins 6 secs

About this Episode

Hana Zahir is an economist who specializes in gender issues. She works for the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan, based in Lahore. It's a city she describes as vibrant, cosmopolitan and - now - uncharacteristically quiet. We begin with a bit of background about Hana's work evaluating the impact of government policies on society. From there we touch on the legal rights of women to inherit land in Pakistan; the seasons of the city; the impact of the current pandemic on day to day life and how the most vulnerable groups in society are faring. A fascinating perspective on the global pandemic. Recorded on April 10th 2020 at 1600 Lahore time.