Rafia Zakaria

Noor of our nation

Noor of our nation

Pakistan’s truth is that we kill women and leave children to watch over their bodies. Updated 28 Jul, 2021 07:45am
A fragmenting ummah

A fragmenting ummah

Muslims are suffering in many parts of the world, all of which is known by other Muslims, but that nevertheless continues. Updated 23 Jul, 2021 07:38am
Army of bullies

Army of bullies

The BJP’s Hindutva troll army makes it its daily business to pursue and intimidate everyone that is not under their umbrella. Updated 14 Jul, 2021 07:45am
The new kingdom

The new kingdom

To get Saudi men and women into the workforce, an agenda of social reforms is also being pursued to transform into workers. Updated 07 Jul, 2021 08:57am
On shaky ground

On shaky ground

It is impossible to watch coverage of the Florida collapse, without shuddering at what lies beneath Karachi’s coastal high-rises. Updated 30 Jun, 2021 07:35am
Fear and abuse

Fear and abuse

Paedophiles and sexual abusers are present in many professions but clerical sexual abuse is of a particularly egregious character. Updated 23 Jun, 2021 08:52am
Modi’s movies

Modi’s movies

Fascists seek to control cultural production in a country in order to realise the complete and centralised control of power. Updated 16 Jun, 2021 09:09am
When the West works from home

When the West works from home

Pakistan can develop and organise its own highly skilled workforce so that it becomes more attractive to foreign employers. Updated 09 Jun, 2021 09:05am
Defeated by data

Defeated by data

In a culture where the value of empiricism is not quite believed, the truth is what the powerful say it is. Updated 02 Jun, 2021 08:28am
Flying flags

Flying flags

There are other causes as well — such as the Uighur issue — that should capture the attention of Pakistanis. Published 26 May, 2021 06:34am
Pakoras will not save us

Pakoras will not save us

No city can manage huge amounts of rainfall without a subterranean drainage system of some sort. Updated 19 May, 2021 08:59am
No entry, no Eid

No entry, no Eid

On this Eid, amid this mess, many chairs at muted celebratory meals will remain empty. Published 12 May, 2021 07:36am
Which nationalism?

Which nationalism?

After decades of apparent self-sufficiency, India has again begun to ask for and receive vaccines and other necessary material. Updated 05 May, 2021 08:53am
IDs and vaccines

IDs and vaccines

The coronavirus does not discriminate or inquire whether or not a person has a CNIC before infecting them. Updated 28 Apr, 2021 09:09am
Numbers paint a cruel reality

Numbers paint a cruel reality

Greed and entitlements are not limited to class. They are also structural and institutional. Published 21 Apr, 2021 06:32am
The perils of being a journalist

The perils of being a journalist

To those who target journalists, principles such as the belief in the freedom of speech is an indulgence. Updated 14 Apr, 2021 08:42am
Women living alone

Women living alone

The punishment for not marrying is a life sentence of living in a home where they never make the rules. Published 07 Apr, 2021 07:53am
Women during the pandemic

Women during the pandemic

The constant presence of men and the absence of any external outlet for women have created a pressure-cooker situation. Published 31 Mar, 2021 06:46am
The forever struggle

The forever struggle

Global primitivism prevails where the lives, welfare and choices of women are concerned. Published 17 Mar, 2021 07:40am