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Nazish Brohi

Playing the odds

Playing the odds

Democratising institutions that could serve as proxies becomes part of the larger political interest. Published Sep 03, 2018 06:01am
Bearing witness

Bearing witness

Moving towards an inclusive, plural model will not undermine Pakistan’s existence. Published Apr 22, 2018 07:19am
Missing links

Missing links

The arguments about missing persons are smokescreens. Published Feb 25, 2018 07:19am
The state and diyat

The state and diyat

Islamic scholars have spoken out against how the diyat law is currently misused in the country. Updated Feb 03, 2018 03:58pm
What festers below

What festers below

Rules and procedures are not only a maze but also work as an extractive industry. Published Sep 16, 2017 07:05am
What’s in a word?

What’s in a word?

Much to activists’ frustration, there’s no local word for rape. Published Aug 08, 2017 05:22am
Veils of violence

Veils of violence

Hidden in blasphemy accusations lie the property case, the enmity... Published Jul 23, 2017 07:28am
Brain fog

Brain fog

Good questions may be more important than good answers. Published Jul 11, 2017 07:01am
‘Operation Same Page’

‘Operation Same Page’

The risk that Pakistan’s democracy presents is that it leans towards oppressive majoritarianism. Published Jun 06, 2017 01:21am
State of the state

State of the state

There will not be a historic moment heralding rivers gushing with the milk of democracy. Published Nov 05, 2016 03:25am
A city simmers

A city simmers

The damp and the dry both burn. Updated Aug 28, 2016 07:31am
Honour & deviance

Honour & deviance

The honour code earlier was a governance code. Published Jul 28, 2016 03:19am
Contesting culture

Contesting culture

Artists wouldn’t feel so insecure if the state had acted earlier. Published Jul 12, 2016 03:16am
Magical angst

Magical angst

The maddest conspiracy becomes real. Published May 27, 2016 02:59am
Guarding the guardians

Guarding the guardians

The spillover of police tactics is inevitable as paramilitary forces increasingly take over the task of policing. Published May 10, 2016 06:57am
Undoing dissonance

Undoing dissonance

The power of intra-community social control has broken down. Published Apr 18, 2016 02:09am
Detoxifying the body politic

Detoxifying the body politic

Christians, the largest religious minority in Punjab, face persecution at three levels. Published Apr 05, 2016 01:53am
Time out of joint

Time out of joint

Women and through them, the home, were the last bastion against modernity. Published Mar 08, 2016 01:45am
Nothing happens

Nothing happens

The conviction rate for violence against women is less than 10pc. Published Feb 07, 2016 06:49am