Asfand Yar Warraich

Perceiving gender

Perceiving gender

Expressions of gender nonconformity are shamed and demonised. Published 27 Nov, 2021 07:07am
Casualties of war

Casualties of war

As we ruminate over the consequences of America making a mockery of international law, it is equally important to take an inward Published 17 Sep, 2021 07:15am
Walk in their skin

Walk in their skin

Like most other liberties, the right to religious freedom is a two-way street. Updated 19 Jul, 2021 10:36am
Anti-poor bail

Anti-poor bail

Our bail regime is antiquated, anti-poor and built on questionable foundations. Published 27 May, 2021 06:46am
Muzzling the media

Muzzling the media

The harsh truth is that our media operates in a dangerously negotiated space. Published 29 Apr, 2021 06:48am
Before darkness comes

Before darkness comes

It is time for course correction; the state must develop a counter-narrative. Updated 29 Mar, 2021 08:38am
Divorce and disparity

Divorce and disparity

The process is far more complicated if you are a Muslim woman. Updated 19 Mar, 2021 08:35am
Scandalising the court

Scandalising the court

The judiciary is accountable to no one other than themselves and a free press remains the only bulwark against its excesses. Updated 15 Feb, 2021 08:09am
Chained to the rivers

Chained to the rivers

There are many state actors who must shoulder the blame for their present condition. Updated 18 Jan, 2021 08:23am
Descent into fanaticism

Descent into fanaticism

If we have come to the point of venerating premeditated murder, where are we truly heading? Updated 15 Nov, 2020 08:06am
A draconian proposal

A draconian proposal

One thing that stands out is the brazen attempt to create a bizarre and novel offence altogether. Published 12 Oct, 2020 07:41am
With nothing in her name

With nothing in her name

Why should she be compelled to knock on the doors of her children, with nowhere to turn to? Published 12 Sep, 2020 07:01am
In the name of honour

In the name of honour

It is time to reimagine our conception of honour that is based on centuries-old ideas. Updated 25 Sep, 2017 09:59am
Patriarchal justice

Patriarchal justice

Panchayats and jirgas have acquired a great degree of notoriety for subjecting women to unchecked exploitation Published 07 Aug, 2017 02:30am
The statecraft of torture

The statecraft of torture

We are not torture abolitionists, as we fervently proclaim, but closeted torture apologists. Published 15 Jul, 2017 03:44am
Rights of nature

Rights of nature

Can trees and rivers be accorded legal rights? Updated 14 May, 2017 01:32am
Cirque de Panama

Cirque de Panama

Can this case be a springboard for institutional reform? Updated 28 Apr, 2017 02:00am
The tragedy of our commons

The tragedy of our commons

Evidently, the state has yet to comprehend the magnitude of our environmental concerns. Published 04 Mar, 2017 01:34am
Indigenising human rights

Indigenising human rights

The lack of grass-roots advocacy has rendered human rights an academic, rather than a political, pursuit. Published 12 Dec, 2016 01:57am
Prison reforms

Prison reforms

We must reconfigure our idea of justice. Published 04 Sep, 2016 04:01am