Author Archives: Rabia Ahmed


Rabia Ahmed

Childhood denied

The problem can no longer be brushed under the carpet Back in 1999 the members of the International Labour Organisation signed Convention 182 which concerns the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the


Rabia Ahmed

The role of monuments

Statues are visible and occuy ublic sace There are all kinds of monuments, roads named after prominent persons, mausoleums, structures, artifacts, columns, tombs, war memorials etc. Monuments commemorate history. You find them


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Free and open debate

Silencing opposing views is wrong, whoever does it “The way to defeat bad ideas is by exposure, argument and persuasion, not by trying to silence or wish them away.” That letter about


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Hijacked

Where did the clergy emerge among Muslims? Sahih Bukhari quotes the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) as saying: ‘Make things easy for people, and do not make them difficult. Cheer people


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Who let the dogs out?

Sexual harassment allegations must be taken seriously; they’re probably true That must be the song ringing in the Pakistan People’s Party’s ears these days, a song that fits neatly with the rest


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The long road to change

Can the USA surmount the challenge of race? Freedom, a positive change in attitude, and better laws come about neither easily nor by force, and certainly not by keeping people in ignorance


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Track and trace

Shouldn’t there be consent first? It seems the government is employing military technology to fight the corona virus. This technology is normally used to hunt down terrorists to discover what they’re up


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Last-minute panic

The Centre and provinces must stop quarrelling with each other This episode of covid-19 has yet again highlighted one thing above all others throughout the world, and certainly in Pakistan. It has


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The message

Covid-19 has much to say about how  we live Maulana Tariq Jamil’s reading of the message behind covid-19 in which he blamed ‘shameless’ women and as a result of that God’s wrath


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Some striking parallels

Covid-19 is making us face uncomfortable questions Women have often dreamed of an opportunity to put men in their shoes, to see how far they can walk in them. That opportunity it


Rabia Ahmed

Some striking parallels

Covid-18 is making us face uncomfortable questions Women have often dreamed of an opportunity to put men in their shoes, to see how far they can walk in them. That opportunity it


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Quality assurance

Ventilators must be made carefully With cases of the novel coronavirus increasing in the country as well as around the world the government of Pakistan is now encouraging the local production of


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What the moon saw

A look beyond the pandemic “Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X “Unless we see the new moon through these, our lowly eyes, neither the joys of Eid

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