Dawn News

Rafia Zakaria

The history wars

Will Hindus feel more ‘indigenous’ because a group of scholars is willing to make historical dating a political act? Published Nov 25, 2015 01:43am

Charity and dignity

While money for humanitarian causes must be raised, it is not necessary to victimise the sufferers a second time by Published Nov 18, 2015 01:33am

Points of no return

European countries eager to turn away the increasing flow of refugees are running out of solutions. Published Nov 11, 2015 02:06am

Iqbal’s love: Iqbal’s life

“As a human being I have a right to happiness,” he wrote, but as a man, he remained unable to choose it. Updated Nov 09, 2015 01:44pm

The abandonment of science

Many Muslims are confused about how far and how deeply they should embrace empirical scientific inquiry. Updated Nov 04, 2015 10:24am

Women in militaries

A female fighter pilot, or drone pilot, is a clever ploy to disguise the fact that most women are far from equal. Published Oct 28, 2015 02:29am

Ismat and the breathing dead

Writers have only words to commemorate what was taken from the mouths of the murdered others. Published Oct 21, 2015 01:17am

The powerless pilgrims

The sort of meticulous investigation that is required to prevent another stampede simply does not seem to be taking Published Oct 14, 2015 01:30am

Cloth of the nation

The domestic consumer who purchases without asking questions is complicit in the crime of worker exploitation. Published Oct 07, 2015 01:48am

Lessons from Kasur

An informed child, a child who knows about protecting his or her body, is a child less likely to be victimised. Published Sep 30, 2015 02:24am

Divorce and politics

The PAS’s problematic use of faith in a bid to maintain political power seems easy to condemn. Published Sep 23, 2015 02:15am

The real meat

The poor of Pakistan are the consumers of many imitations. Published Sep 16, 2015 03:05am

White queen of terror

Stories of the prowess of Samantha Lewthwaite or the ‘White Widow’ abound. Published Sep 09, 2015 01:27am

Women after war

While the military’s presence ensures political peace in the public sphere, it seems to encourage violence in the Published Sep 02, 2015 01:53am

Indian, Muslim and female

The stress of state scrutiny further exacerbates instances of abuse within minority communities. Updated Aug 26, 2015 10:11am

Three days of mourning

It is easy to forget the private and the personal dimensions of a war that is everywhere and nowhere, all at the same Published Aug 19, 2015 06:07am

Shame, guilt and child abuse

Pakistani society lacks the moral vocabulary to talk about the issue of child sexual abuse. Published Aug 12, 2015 01:13am

Tailors and terrorists

The challenge of terrorism requires analysing the societies and moral narratives that have failed. Published Aug 05, 2015 01:02am