Rafia Zakaria

The filth inside

So despicable is the situation in Karachi that it would not be difficult to construct a compelling dystopian novel using Updated Sep 18, 2019 10:50am

The scholar and his crimes

The first cases surfaced in 2017; the latest accusation — terrifying and repugnant — came to the fore last week. Published Sep 04, 2019 07:07am

A world without rights

The outcome of two of the world’s major conflicts is regression, a move back to the past. Published Aug 28, 2019 06:57am

A moral victory

To ensure that the people of Kashmir get the attention they deserve, Pakistan must lead the way. Published Aug 21, 2019 07:12am

Hate and its shadow

Like the young men attracted to extremist ideology in Pakistan, America’s terrorists are young white men who seem ... Published Aug 07, 2019 07:11am

Dark and lovely

Inculcated in millions of women in the region is the belief that somehow they must transform their South Asian... Published Jul 31, 2019 07:08am

The American context

It must have been an odd thing for the PM to step into a country whose head was having such a visibly Islamophobic Updated Jul 24, 2019 02:41pm

Reading troubles

Sadly, the money that is spent is not producing educated Pakistani children — where ‘educated’ stands for the simple Published Jul 17, 2019 06:58am

Crimes behind closed doors

Unlike just about anything and everything else, domestic violence is an act without consequence. Published Jul 10, 2019 06:51am

The Dalai Lama’s lapse

The biggest shock is that a man renowned for his wisdom would subscribe to a sexist view. Updated Jul 03, 2019 02:08pm

Istanbul’s pragmatic vote

Erdogan and the AKP may play down the significance of their defeat all they want, but nearly everyone in ... Published Jun 26, 2019 07:00am

Dead migrants

All the concern and care seems incapable of stopping the stream of dying and detained children. Published Jun 19, 2019 07:09am

Stealing from learning

The American University of Afghanistan was supposed to signify all the neo-liberal values that the Afghan Taliban ... Published Jun 12, 2019 07:10am

Unsuspecting Pakistani brides

The Chinese government must closely monitor Chinese men who pass through immigration with Pakistani wives. Published Jun 05, 2019 04:02am

The crime of ‘shame-washing’

‘Honour’ crimes have long been a thorn in Pakistan’s side, taking the lives of countless women. Published May 22, 2019 07:05am

Modesty and burkinis

In Western countries, covering up stands for the act of establishing Muslim identity in public. Updated May 15, 2019 03:52pm

Ramazan in internment

Religious freedom and Islamic solidarity have both been forgotten when it comes to standing up to China. Published May 08, 2019 06:57am

No visas for Pakistan?

Under the Trump administration, immigration rules have made up a large number of the rule changes. Published May 01, 2019 07:21am