Dawn News

Rafia Zakaria

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

Justice and factory fires

The Rana Plaza Arrangement in Bangladesh has provided some relief to the relatives of those killed in the 2013 inferno Published Mar 25, 2015 01:23am

Partitions past and present

Generation that actually experienced partition dwindling and stories of their migration are threatened with extinction. Updated Mar 18, 2015 10:06am

The cost of courage

Those who dare to believe in something better will not only be killed but also forgotten. Published Mar 11, 2015 07:14am