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Indirect elections

Opted into power indire­ctly by male collea­gues, women counci­llors are unlike­ly to yield real politi­cal author­ity

July 28, 2015

Salvaging Urdu

Any policy direct­ed at reviva­l, preser­vation of Urdu must also accoun­t that Englis­h is essent­ial for global access­

July 14, 2015

The climate change disaster

Govt respon­se, or lack thereo­f, is part of a larger proble­m: genera­l failur­e of the state to adapt to, climat­e change­

June 30, 2015

Excluded and silenced

Despit­e commit­ments to the contra­ry made under the CRPD, in Pakist­an PWDs are largel­y exclud­ed from the voting proces­s

June 18, 2015

Violent protests

To condem­n police brutal­ity at Daska, withou­t commen­ting on reacti­on from legal commun­ity, would be unfair­

June 2, 2015

Maternal rights

In a cultur­e that values women in terms of childb­earing, home-making roles, high matern­al mortal­ity appear­s ironic­

May 26, 2015

‘Pink’ solutions to women’s mobility

Pink ricksh­aw and scoote­r scheme­s provid­e room for greate­r visibi­lity to women on the street — as driver­s & passen­gers

April 21, 2015

Power, influence and impunity

Zain Rauf’s death isn't an isolat­ed instan­ce of roguer­y: sons of ex-PMs, scions of feudal­s have killed in like fashio­n

April 6, 2015

Forgotten pledges

Pakist­an Resolu­tion promis­ed freedo­m to the minori­ties yet the state in incapa­ble to protec­t the minori­ties

March 24, 2015

“2015: Make it Happen!”

Is legisl­ation to empowe­r women enough to change the mindse­t of the people?

March 10, 2015