Razeshta Sethna

Violence continuum

LIKE many others who may have followed the recently concluded Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, held...

The chilling effect

Why tell­ing the truth in the land of the pure is life-threat­en­ing

No respite for media

Journalists’ safety will only come with a united front.

Mothers and children in conflict

Almost one-third of child deaths happen in South Asia, with mothers and children most vulnerable in war-torn countries

One step forward

In the mid-90s, an incident shook the Pakistani corporate world. Ayesha*, a female employee in a multinational...

Profile: Kamila Shamsie

"The more you write, the more you make things harder for yourself"

Call of duty

Lady Health Workers play a critical role in public health.

Collective power

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day was celebrated last Saturday. It has significant meaning for Pakistan’s women. There...

Target: Karachi

ABDUL Razzaq Buneri, an Awami National Party (ANP) leader and Pakhtun trader, refused to pay Rs20 million to the...

In conversation with Vali Nasr

Intelligence estimates predict that advances made by American forces in Afghanistan will be rolled back by 2017.

Karachi’s sectarian backyard

IN a city drawn into a spiral of violence where crime, politics and extremism are interlinked, law-enforcement...