Faiza Mirza

“She asked for it”

Women do not find street harassment flattering, we must start treating it as grave ordeal with devastating repercussions.

How 26/11 changed us

For many, Ajmal Kasab’s hanging brought closure, whereas for some his “speedy” trial raised questions about the Indian judiciary.

Widowhood: A life interrupted

“I was not invited to events and people would look at me suspiciously when I laughed.”

A lot more than just a pretty face

Anyone who believes that women are promoted easily should evaluate the upper echelon of corporate hierarchy.

Where is my father?

I watch as people fight over the missing persons issue; and wonder if they realise that my family hasn’t celebrated Eid since he went missing.

Pakistanis - crushed yet unbroken

Adding defenseless students to their hit-list speaks volumes about the motives of the Pakistani Taliban.

Who wants to be a bounty hunter?

The trend of putting a price tag on blasphemers who have displeased the society has very unfortunately gained acceptability in the Muslim world.

Hate by the textbook

By playing with the minds of our children we are giving rise to a society where the rights of anyone who is not a Pakistani and a Sunni Muslim are irrelevant.

An unposted letter to PM Singh

Dear Mr Manmohan Singh, many Pakistanis will refuse to admit this but most of us would like to be considered eligible for Indian nationality.

Would Jinnah have lived as a Shia?

Perhaps what is most disappointing is the knowledge that it is not just hate-mongering militants spewing venom against Pakistani Shias in the country.

Who will be the next blasphemer?

The color white in the Pakistani flag that represents our minorities should be replaced with black for the dismal future we offer to them as citizens of this state.