Stories for: Faiza Mirza

“She asked for it”

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

Indo-Pak friendship: The phoenix without wings

As no good deed goes unpunished, the very people who try to resurrect peace between the two countries are the first to be targeted as scapegoats.

A descent into darkness: The plight of the victims’ families

Dealing with the death of a loved one is always agonising but the knowledge that it was untimely makes it much more difficult.

Asylum seekers: Expelled from Pakistan with no choice

“Seeing their faces will make you understand that what they have chosen has been the lesser of two evils as a last resort.”

Wishes for 2013 - A safer and tolerant Pakistan

I can vouch for the dedication and resilience of Pakistanis who strive hard to make their country a better place for everyone.

Let’s give cross-border friendship a real chance

It takes years to convince people on both sides of the border to initiate a peace process but only takes an unfortunate minute for us to be back at square one.

Ahmadi graves desecration: The death of conscience

Is it not enough that fanatics disallow the Ahmadi community to live peacefully in Pakistan, that now they must destroy their final resting places also?

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.

Letting the rich get richer and the poor get poorer

While we don’t think twice about spending on expensive recreation, we do make certain to hire domestic help at the cheapest possible rates.

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.

Justice for minorities: Pipe dream or possibility?

Isn’t it ironic that a nation founded for minorities, is now one of the top ranked countries where minorities are marginalised to heinous extents?

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.

Why kill innocents for Innocence of Muslims?

From The Satanic Verses to Innocence of Muslims and all that happened in between, the situation has not changed.

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.

Opinion

Misguided optimism

Late call for unity

Politics as parody

Piety and cheating

Editorial

Sectarian violence

Gilgit-Baltistan alienation

Fatah-Hamas unity

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