Sara Malkani

Political change and courts

The judiciary, by the very nature of its role, is limited in its ability to bring about political change. Published Jan 06, 2020 07:39am

Criminal defamation

We are witnessing criminal defamation laws being used against voices that broke the silence on sexual harassment. Published Sep 21, 2019 07:01am

A compromised force

Our state has never conceived the police force to be one which serves its people. Published Aug 05, 2019 07:00am

Getting the law to work

A number of factors converged to make a rare conviction in a case of domestic violence possible. Published Mar 30, 2019 07:02am

Supreme Court & democracy

Judicial intervention in politics should be judged on the basis of whether it promotes democratic governance. Updated Feb 06, 2019 03:50pm


Times have changed in Pakistan but attitudes have not — a fact that also applies to our legal fraternity. Is gender Published Oct 07, 2018 07:01am

Protecting our children

Since 2013, when Sindh enacted a law against child marriage, only 51 cases have been registered. Published Jun 22, 2018 06:56am

Sindh’s dormant law

Due to implementation problems, the domestic violence law does not provide women the protection they need. Published Jul 11, 2017 07:07am

Pakistan’s healthcare crisis

We spend only 0.9pc of our GDP on health. Only two countries have a lower ratio of GDP to health spending. Updated Jun 27, 2016 07:25am

The price of real change

‘Honour’ killings have been part of the social discourse thanks to the efforts of women’s rights activists. Updated Mar 29, 2016 02:40pm

Broken promises

Maternal healthcare in Sindh continues to be abysmal. Published Dec 22, 2015 01:43am

End fistula

Obstetric fistula is an appalling condition in every way. Updated May 24, 2015 10:07am