Author Archives: Rabia Ahmed

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Maulvi or terrorist?

A haunting question “What will they become, maulvis or terrorists?” That question posed by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan’s chief of army staff last week in Quetta at a seminar about human

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Houris can wait

The stomach cannot Demonstrations and sit-ins were staged by various ‘religious’ groups across the country recently. These demonstrations were suspended by the leaders of these groups when the government caved in to

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Sectarian egos in the region

And Pakistan’s priorities   The unrest turned sectarian in 2004 when the Shia led Houthis staged an uprising against the Sunni government. They’re trying to take over the government, said the government;

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R.I.P Dina Wadia

To her father Pakistan would be unrecognisable today Dina Wadia who looked remarkably like her father, died on the 2nd of November this year at the age of ninety-eight. She lived in

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Incitement to violence

  “…statements ‘distancing themselves’ from Captain Safdar’s views came several days too late for decency, and much too late for  a family belonging to the Ahmadi faith that was shot to death

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Keeping the narrative alive

  Last year, the first ever official report on multidimensional poverty in Pakistan was released. It was compiled with technical support from the UNDP and the University of Oxford. According to this