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Rafia Zakaria

Pills that kill

Pills that kill

A WHO report reveals that 10pc of all medicinal products available for sale in poor and middle-income countries... Published Dec 06, 2017 07:12am
The rot within

The rot within

In a country where the majority is terrified by mob rule, the poor — and particularly poor children — are utterly Updated Nov 29, 2017 09:37am
A new look for Barbie

A new look for Barbie

Can a corporation’s efforts to rebrand a product be considered a feminist act? Updated Nov 22, 2017 09:51am
A place to go

A place to go

Those who defecate in the open seem to believe that no land is really their own unless they can scatter their ... Updated Nov 15, 2017 03:27pm
A lesson to all men

A lesson to all men

The documented effects of polygamy on women and children call for intervention by judicial institutions. Published Nov 08, 2017 06:26am
Man in the middle

Man in the middle

The murder of a woman in Britain is illustrative of the complex ills that beset the Pakistani community. Published Nov 01, 2017 07:07am
Women and Haj

Women and Haj

Muslim women are a convenient pawn in the machinations of the Modi administration. Updated Oct 18, 2017 09:24am
Wanted: violent Muslim women

Wanted: violent Muslim women

With so many men leaving, the militant Islamic State group is quite predictably turning to women. Published Oct 11, 2017 01:21am
Behind Saudi Arabia

Behind Saudi Arabia

When it comes to the decree of the Saudi king, even clerics can be overruled. Published Oct 04, 2017 06:14am
Marriages of desperation

Marriages of desperation

A woman is not a toy. But the moral mechanics via which she is transformed into one are notable. Published Sep 27, 2017 06:21am
An almost happy country

An almost happy country

How you estimate Pakistan’s position depends on whether you are an optimist or a pessimist. Updated Sep 20, 2017 08:43am
The noble and the Nobel

The noble and the Nobel

Even when her husband was dying abroad, Aung San Suu Kyi did not leave Myanmar. She stayed. Now others are being ... Updated Sep 13, 2017 11:04am
Rain and ruin

Rain and ruin

A city home to millions and in the direct path of terrible destruction should be better informed about the effects of... Published Sep 06, 2017 07:26am
When justice is regressive

When justice is regressive

Stop Stoning Forever tried to mobilise civil society in Iran against the enactment of stoning punishments. Its office Published Aug 30, 2017 01:02am
A country for sons

A country for sons

Not all the blame for Pakistan’s skewed gender ratio can be pinned on ultrasounds. Updated Aug 23, 2017 10:27am
Lights out in Trump’s America

Lights out in Trump’s America

Some wild theories have emerged about the approaching total solar eclipse that will be visible in the United States. Updated Aug 23, 2017 10:27am
Wanted: female Taliban

Wanted: female Taliban

It is now the turn of Pakistani women to be targeted and they may well be sitting ducks. Published Aug 09, 2017 02:45am
The women who win

The women who win

The self-made woman has been tough to find in the realm of politics. Published Aug 02, 2017 02:08am
Modesty and fashion

Modesty and fashion

Whether or not one thinks ‘modest fashion’ is an oxymoron, the phenomenon is here to stay. Published Jul 26, 2017 01:43am
Art and loot

Art and loot

The homes of the wealthy in Pakistan are often adorned with priceless antiquities that should be the property not ... Published Jul 19, 2017 06:43am