Asfand Yar Warraich
Like most other liberties, the right to religious freedom is a two-way street.
Our bail regime is antiquated, anti-poor and built on questionable foundations.
The harsh truth is that our media operates in a dangerously negotiated space.
It is time for course correction; the state must develop a counter-narrative.
The process is far more complicated if you are a Muslim woman.
The judiciary is accountable to no one other than themselves and a free press remains the only bulwark against its excesses.
There are many state actors who must shoulder the blame for their present condition.
If we have come to the point of venerating premeditated murder, where are we truly heading?
One thing that stands out is the brazen attempt to create a bizarre and novel offence altogether.
Why should she be compelled to knock on the doors of her children, with nowhere to turn to?
It is time to reimagine our conception of honour that is based on centuries-old ideas.
Panchayats and jirgas have acquired a great degree of notoriety for subjecting women to unchecked exploitation
We are not torture abolitionists, as we fervently proclaim, but closeted torture apologists.
Can trees and rivers be accorded legal rights?
Can this case be a springboard for institutional reform?
Evidently, the state has yet to comprehend the magnitude of our environmental concerns.
The lack of grass-roots advocacy has rendered human rights an academic, rather than a political, pursuit.
We must reconfigure our idea of justice.
We are villainising our minorities, glorifying our wars and subverting logic on its head — and to what end?