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Who's afraid of women?
How Islamists disagree on the presence of women in public spaces
Benazir Bhutto was a watered-down socialist: Hafiz Pasha
A seasoned expert's take on the state of Pakistan's economy
Classes take a break as teachers take census
The national census has coincided with the busiest part of the academic calendar, proving to be disruptive for students
The Pakistani male: Mama's boy?
From our 1981 archives: Here six women, from a sociologist to a sweepress, speak for and against the Pakistani male
Losing power, keeping office
Nawaz Sharif has received temporary respite from Panamagate but his political future still hangs in the balance
Net loss: How illegal trawling is hurting fishermen and marine life
Fisherman along Balochistan's coast complain trawling is destroying their livelihood and damaging the ecosystem
How artist Imran Qureshi transforms pain into pleasure
His concern is not a certain type of violence, but the very notion of violence and its inherent presence in human psyche
Losing the money trail: What Pakistan must do with Panama Leaks
Do courts offer solutions to political crises? I A Rehman weighs in for the Herald
House of cards: Why NADRA's system is far from being flawless
Since 2009, thousands of CNICs have been blocked for being issued to 'foreigners'
The Salesman: The enemy within
In this oscar-winning film, writer and director Asghar Farhadi builds a plausible plot out of ordinary incidents
Satire: Diary of a PMLN Spokesperson
Look, when we bought the flats in Mayfair, they weren’t as expensive as they are in Monopoly.
Abandoned city: Why Mohenjodaro's heritage risks extinction
From the archives: Lack of preservation poses a threat to the ancient site's structures
How we learnt to stop worrying and love the Bomb
Naeem Salik's latest book is a thorough vote of confidence for Pakistan’s nuclear stewardship
Illustration by Sabir Nazar
Crimes against women: The stories we all forgot
How victims of four incidents of violence from four different decades ended up on the wrong side of the law
Jinnah did not want Partition: Ayesha Jalal
A candid conversation with Pakistan's leading historian
Restricted freedom and shackled speech
Has the blasphemy law become a tool to achieve personal as well as higher ‘national security’ goals?
When Jufelhurst School had hope
The demolished school was a crumbling structure in 2013, awaiting a twist in its inevitable tale
Pakistan: No country for women
An article from the archives looks at harassment of women in public places
Shalimar Gardens Lahore: A lost paradise
Historical landmarks like Shalimar Gardens in Lahore are in dire need of restoration, yet are neglected
Misbahul Haq: Leading from the front
The retiring captain was our nominee for Person of the Year 2016 for winning the test of endurance
Generation gap: Uncertainty looming over Pakistan’s power sector
What plagues our electricity sector? Are there any efforts to fix them?
Indians were furious we managed to secure the Americans first: Jamsheed Marker
A candid conversation with Pakistan's longest serving diplomat.
Mumbai's long shadow: What led to Hafiz Saeed's arrest
Pakistan is no longer in the position to risk international isolation by not acting against JuD
The architecture of fear
Artist Seema Nusrat shows how Karachi is slowly becoming a barracked battlefield
When a Kashmiri from India visits Pakistan
In Pakistan, as in Kashmir, one finds brief moments of happiness amidst political uncertainty and grave injustice