The lords of UAE do to their domestic workers what we do to our own, together maintaining a ceaseless chain of servitude
Drones are a perfect symbol of a superpower that can kill but remain invincible itself.
Like the rest of the world, ISIS is obsessed with whiteness. The white fighters get the most face time before the media.
Pakistani workers abroad can be a source of economic rejuvenation at home.
Pakistani men have discarded the second portion of the clause on polygamy, the one that exhorts “perfect justice”.
In recent years, polygamy has become more normalised in Pakistan’s marital culture, and is presented as a solution for
How long can men like Farooq Awan, who best know where terror lurks, what masks it wears, cheat death?
Pakistan’s creation story reflects the central belief that those who migrate and start again can be absorbed.
The rulers of now treat others with the same disdain and disrespect as the colonial masters of yore.
In the ‘upgrade’ of Makkah, there is no room for an immigrant hovel that does not accord with the expected spiritual
There is neither enough outrage from those untouched among Karachi’s population nor any real political will.
There are small, everyday ways in which women are silenced, disciplined and shown condescension by men.
The exact extent of the IS threat in Pakistan is not known yet, but we should beware the ominous global militants.
Tradition and culture, religion and romance must all conform to rules made elsewhere.
British Pakistanis lack a vocabulary for having honest conversations about sexual exploitation within their communities.
Women inhabiting public space is a victory for at least one half of Pakistan.
Relationships are suffering; husbands are angry at wives, children at parents, sisters at brothers and so on.
Other than Ismat Chughtai no other female Sub-continental writer can claim to have excised the myths heaped on misogyny.
Pakistan’s problem with promise is its addiction to a particular stage of political existence.
All little Pakistani girls have a single dream of one day marrying an old man, alighting from a Saudi Airlines plane.