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Rafia Zakaria

Pakistan’s ‘gone girls’

Sex selective abortions happening at a higher rate in Pakistan than other countries. Updated Jul 01, 2015 08:36am

The world’s unwanted

Not only have European countries ignored the cruel conditions faced by refugees and migrants,... Published Jun 24, 2015 02:42am

Spare the children

The frivolity implied in decisions made and then overturned is unbecoming of a government that ... Published Jun 17, 2015 01:32am

War and schools

All the world is quick to sing the praises of education for all. Published Jun 10, 2015 01:11am

A parody of protection

Lawmakers who are proud to talk of the need for women’s welfare and the importance of their uplift have shown ... Published Jun 03, 2015 06:25am

Art, history and artefact

Whether it is the Taliban in Bamiyan or IS in Palmyra, the wilful destruction of history has become a self-destructive Published May 27, 2015 02:00am

Hersh and heroes

Within the American psyche, the killing of Osama bin Laden has represented a golden moment. Published May 20, 2015 02:12am

Education and terror

Is it easier to blow up a school when one has never been to school, when one believes knowledge to be inaccessible to Published May 13, 2015 02:18am

Children in the noose

When a man – in this case a likely child at the time of his crime – is put to death, there is no undoing the act. Published May 08, 2015 03:47pm

Who gets saved?

Post-disaster aid agency initiatives can further distort power relationships between the state and the people. Published May 06, 2015 02:02am

The desire to learn

Pakistan spends only 2.5pc of its GDP on education, one of the lowest rates in the world. Published Apr 29, 2015 02:16am

Knowledge, power and Pakistan

Academic knowledge about Pakistan is largely defined by Western academics and is in this sense influenced by the frames. Updated Apr 22, 2015 02:49am

The uncounted dead

“I believe that the perception caused by civilian casualties is one of the most dangerous enemies that we face.” Updated Apr 15, 2015 02:03am

A mostly Muslim world

Numeric majorities are meaningless if they are submerged in poverty and conflict, largely uneducated and vulnerable to Updated Apr 08, 2015 07:56am

Marketing Daesh

Unlike the Taliban, Daesh seems interested in recruiting women to its ranks. Updated Apr 01, 2015 08:23am