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Rafia Zakaria

Courts of the people

Courts of the people

Courts exist not for the exoneration of one or another politician, but for the protection of Pakistan’s democracy. Updated Feb 21, 2018 10:47am
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