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Rafia Zakaria

A deep hatred

A deep hatred

Can interfaith marriages escape allegations that one side is using ‘emotional appeal’ to get the other to convert. Updated Feb 07, 2018 09:44am
Deadly proposals

Deadly proposals

Few pause to consider the culpability of a society that collectively believes in male entitlement. Updated Jan 31, 2018 09:42am
Invest in Pakistan

Invest in Pakistan

The success of the prime minister’s efforts is not something that will trickle down to all. Published Jan 24, 2018 07:12am
Asking for a favour

Asking for a favour

‘Knowing people’ is perhaps not as important as it is imagined to be. Published Jan 17, 2018 01:55am
Posing as liberators

Posing as liberators

Women, particularly Muslim women whose fortunes and futures have been regularly used as pretexts in the half century... Published Jan 10, 2018 07:33am
Understanding harassment

Understanding harassment

The situation is a two-sided hell, harassment by bosses at work and abuse by husbands at home. Published Dec 27, 2017 07:01am
Marriage and murder

Marriage and murder

Many abusive men who drive their wives to suicide are not believed to be culpable in their deaths. Published Dec 20, 2017 07:03am
Almost married

Almost married

According to UK law, nikah on its own is not enough, and a civil ceremony is a requirement to marry. Published Dec 13, 2017 07:11am
Pills that kill

Pills that kill

A WHO report reveals that 10pc of all medicinal products available for sale in poor and middle-income countries... Published Dec 06, 2017 07:12am
The rot within

The rot within

In a country where the majority is terrified by mob rule, the poor — and particularly poor children — are utterly Updated Nov 29, 2017 09:37am
A new look for Barbie

A new look for Barbie

Can a corporation’s efforts to rebrand a product be considered a feminist act? Updated Nov 22, 2017 09:51am
A place to go

A place to go

Those who defecate in the open seem to believe that no land is really their own unless they can scatter their ... Updated Nov 15, 2017 03:27pm
A lesson to all men

A lesson to all men

The documented effects of polygamy on women and children call for intervention by judicial institutions. Published Nov 08, 2017 06:26am
Man in the middle

Man in the middle

The murder of a woman in Britain is illustrative of the complex ills that beset the Pakistani community. Published Nov 01, 2017 07:07am
Women and Haj

Women and Haj

Muslim women are a convenient pawn in the machinations of the Modi administration. Updated Oct 18, 2017 09:24am
Wanted: violent Muslim women

Wanted: violent Muslim women

With so many men leaving, the militant Islamic State group is quite predictably turning to women. Published Oct 11, 2017 01:21am
Behind Saudi Arabia

Behind Saudi Arabia

When it comes to the decree of the Saudi king, even clerics can be overruled. Published Oct 04, 2017 06:14am
Marriages of desperation

Marriages of desperation

A woman is not a toy. But the moral mechanics via which she is transformed into one are notable. Published Sep 27, 2017 06:21am
An almost happy country

An almost happy country

How you estimate Pakistan’s position depends on whether you are an optimist or a pessimist. Updated Sep 20, 2017 08:43am