Regressive elements of Pakistani society remain determined to retain control over women.
Afghan women will not remain silent anymore.
This is not the right time for Pakistanis to revert to what are widely seen as anti-semitic tropes and stereotypes.
Pakistan’s agricultural system is no longer tenable.
Pakistani women are providing leadership in war zones.
I once attended a talk in Karachi on the challenges that women writers face, hoping to learn something about how...
It is clear that Pakistani children need more stories.
For Sindh, the answer lies not in a one-stop centre.
As I write this column, a sense of agitation and urgency threatens to overpower my emotions. Recently, the Indian...
The legal fight to establish domestic violence as a crime has been a marathon of endurance and patience.
Women’s pain is used for commercial gain.
Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina died in May 2019 at the young age of 48 but, in his short lifetime, he made as ...
Unnamed as a precipitator of mental illness is sexual harassment.
Women police officers are the targets of misogyny.
When you think of a writer, do you imagine a person who is brilliant, eloquent and deeply philosophical? Someone who...
What is ‘fifth-generation warfare’ beyond the doomsday scenarios and the calls for patriotism and vigilance?
Eminent poet and feminist Fahmida Riaz was gentle and warm in demeanour and elegantly understated in appearance, but...
Karachi’s citizens are in extreme psychological distress.
Men make the decisions, women stay in the background.
As a writer who happens to be a woman, I’ve often been asked to comment on ‘women’s writing’ in interviews...