Rafia Zakaria

The world after Covid-19

In the midst of darkness, it is difficult to imagine light or a future. Published Mar 25, 2020 05:37am

Recalling the 1918 pandemic

Like the Spanish flu, the novel coronavirus may also trigger a collapse of the world order. Updated Mar 18, 2020 01:55pm

The princess who got away

Pakistan does not have royals but many millionaires here operate under the same archaic belief that women are property. Updated Mar 11, 2020 07:56am

A note to men

The collective organisation of the powerless is not a repetition of the sins of the powerful; it is an attempt ... Published Mar 04, 2020 06:59am

Where the money goes

Researchers have suggested that the entire architecture of aid needs to be reconsidered. Published Feb 26, 2020 07:11am

Hamas’s hackers

It was only many weeks later that Israel realised that the apps were targeting its soldiers. Published Feb 19, 2020 07:08am

A floating prison

The quarantined ship has the highest number of coronavirus cases for a single location outside China. Updated Mar 03, 2020 06:01pm

A world cordoned off

Whether it is due to disease or outright discrimination, a picture emerges of a world wrapped in knotted barbed wires. Published Feb 05, 2020 07:31am

Fanning the foreigners

The British took most of India’s wealth with them, but they left their sense of entitlement to germinate and grow. Updated Jan 22, 2020 08:46am

Voting for the children

There are thousands of children like Zainab who are abducted, abused, sold, sexually exploited and tortured every day. Published Jan 15, 2020 07:10am

'#MeToo' on trial

The outcome of the Weinstein trial is likely to have a tremendous bearing on the #MeToo movement. Updated Jan 08, 2020 10:48am

With love from Pakistan

The situation of emigrant workers and the families they leave behind continues to be a difficult one. Published Jan 01, 2020 07:42am

World of prison camps

The world used to be a place where indiscriminate detention would have attracted the attention of human rights groups. Published Dec 25, 2019 07:19am

A tale of three elections

Two that have taken place this year, and one more, will together redefine the world. Published Dec 18, 2019 07:16am

Saudis and segregation

Whatever dissenting Saudis may think of the changes, there is no doubt that a transformation is taking place. Updated Dec 11, 2019 07:26am

No safe spaces for women

The scars of Karachi’s crimes are visible everywhere, on the bodies and faces of its people. Updated Dec 04, 2019 07:35am

American killer

Washington’s exercise of power over the past two decades has been brash and brutish. Updated Nov 27, 2019 10:00am

A women’s ‘caliphate’

The creation of the ‘matriarchal caliphate’ seems to have little to do with matters of actual religious dogma. Published Nov 20, 2019 06:56am

Will Trump survive?

Republican bravado being what it is, the case against impeachment is looking strong. Published Nov 13, 2019 07:15am

Salute to the virtually silenced

The government and PTA believe they have broad powers to assault the rights of political organisations. Published Nov 06, 2019 07:24am