Dawn News

Rafia Zakaria

Tailors and terrorists

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

The terror of fighting terror

The curse of terror is not only the dead children, the dread of crowded places, or the lingering fear of the belted Published Jul 29, 2015 01:21am

Eid in Yemen

Delineating friend from enemy is very difficult in Yemen’s case. Published Jul 22, 2015 02:34am

Ramazan of 1947, and now

The end of that first Ramazan was joyous as Pakistan was created and Eid came close on the heels of the country’s birth. Published Jul 15, 2015 01:54am

A competition of cruelty

India-held Kashmir, like other contested areas of the subcontinent, seems today a place without hope. Published Jul 08, 2015 02:22am

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