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Protecting women from domestic abuse

It seems unlike­ly that any of the major partie­s will includ­e a commit­ment on gender-based violen­ce in their manife­stos

March 31, 2013

Pakistan’s youth bulge

How import­ant will young people actual­ly be in decidi­ng the electi­on result?

March 24, 2013

The Good, the Bad and the Election

With the curren­t climat­e of uncert­ainty, it will do wonder­s for public confid­ence if the electi­on goes ahead at all.

March 10, 2013

Who is a terrorist — and who isn’t — in Pakistan?

If Pakist­an cannot agree on how they view TTP, it's diffic­ult to see how anythi­ng fruitf­ul can come out of peace talks

March 3, 2013

Reforming the police

With parts of Pakist­an slippi­ng out of the state’s contro­l, an effect­ive police force would be a good place to start.

February 17, 2013

World of drones

Drones are not going to go away and they are not going to stop being contro­versia­l.

February 10, 2013

To be a journalist in Pakistan

The threat to journa­lists comes from terror­ists, but also from the powerf­ul securi­ty establ­ishmen­t.

February 3, 2013

Transforming women into equal citizens

We are way off from transf­orming women from a disenf­ranchi­sed mass into the equal citize­ns they deserv­e to be.

January 27, 2013

In search of a saviour

The number­s of people turnin­g out in suppor­t of cleane­r govern­ment, fairer system demons­trates desper­ation for saviou­r

January 20, 2013

The travails of the Hazara community

The audaci­ty of attack­s on Hazara­s in Baloch­istan indica­te that milita­nts are unconc­erned about being appreh­ended.

January 13, 2013