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Rafia Zakaria

The American context

It must have been an odd thing for the PM to step into a country whose head was having such a visibly Islamophobic Published Jul 24, 2019 06:49am

Reading troubles

Sadly, the money that is spent is not producing educated Pakistani children — where ‘educated’ stands for the simple Published Jul 17, 2019 06:58am

Crimes behind closed doors

Unlike just about anything and everything else, domestic violence is an act without consequence. Published Jul 10, 2019 06:51am

The Dalai Lama’s lapse

The biggest shock is that a man renowned for his wisdom would subscribe to a sexist view. Updated Jul 03, 2019 02:08pm

Istanbul’s pragmatic vote

Erdogan and the AKP may play down the significance of their defeat all they want, but nearly everyone in ... Published Jun 26, 2019 07:00am

Dead migrants

All the concern and care seems incapable of stopping the stream of dying and detained children. Published Jun 19, 2019 07:09am

Stealing from learning

The American University of Afghanistan was supposed to signify all the neo-liberal values that the Afghan Taliban ... Published Jun 12, 2019 07:10am

Unsuspecting Pakistani brides

The Chinese government must closely monitor Chinese men who pass through immigration with Pakistani wives. Published Jun 05, 2019 04:02am

The crime of ‘shame-washing’

‘Honour’ crimes have long been a thorn in Pakistan’s side, taking the lives of countless women. Published May 22, 2019 07:05am

Modesty and burkinis

In Western countries, covering up stands for the act of establishing Muslim identity in public. Updated May 15, 2019 03:52pm

Ramazan in internment

Religious freedom and Islamic solidarity have both been forgotten when it comes to standing up to China. Published May 08, 2019 06:57am

No visas for Pakistan?

Under the Trump administration, immigration rules have made up a large number of the rule changes. Published May 01, 2019 07:21am

Winning with empathy

Entire movements in India have been constructed on the policy of Muslim exclusion. Updated Apr 24, 2019 07:51am

Welcoming tourists

Like most just-launched ideas, this one is believed to be a panacea to Pakistan’s dwindling means of attracting Published Apr 17, 2019 06:52am

The forgotten dancer

The art that was once an elevated multilingual rendition of ghazal and dance performance has wasted and withered away. Published Apr 10, 2019 07:02am

In search of perfect victims

It is a dark realisation when one half of the country wakes up to just how little the other must think of it. Updated Apr 03, 2019 08:41am

Force and faith

If someone had not put it up on social media, the case would have dropped from the radar, and there would have been no Published Mar 27, 2019 07:03am

Rejected by one’s own

There are many heartbreaking stories of those with strong Pakistani connections or of Pakistani origin being unable to.. Published Mar 20, 2019 05:39am

A matter of foreign spouses

What if America announce that women with US citizenship can not sponsor their Pakistani husbands. Updated Mar 13, 2019 10:18am