The demands for accountability are not a rejection of the state but the trajectory to its acceptance.
Democratising institutions that could serve as proxies becomes part of the larger political interest.
A spate of sexual harassment allegations have been highlighted recently. Are the numbers piling up?
Moving towards an inclusive, plural model will not undermine Pakistan’s existence.
The arguments about missing persons are smokescreens.
Islamic scholars have spoken out against how the diyat law is currently misused in the country.
Rules and procedures are not only a maze but also work as an extractive industry.
Much to activists’ frustration, there’s no local word for rape.
Hidden in blasphemy accusations lie the property case, the enmity...
Good questions may be more important than good answers.
The risk that Pakistan’s democracy presents is that it leans towards oppressive majoritarianism.
There will not be a historic moment heralding rivers gushing with the milk of democracy.
The damp and the dry both burn.
The honour code earlier was a governance code.
Artists wouldn’t feel so insecure if the state had acted earlier.
The maddest conspiracy becomes real.
The spillover of police tactics is inevitable as paramilitary forces increasingly take over the task of policing.
The power of intra-community social control has broken down.
Christians, the largest religious minority in Punjab, face persecution at three levels.
Women and through them, the home, were the last bastion against modernity.