Author Archives: Shabana Mahfooz


When the Aurat marched

What turned the women abusive? The Aurat marched and created havoc. Men are seething with anger and women are preaching morals. Far from acknowledging the depth of issues addressed and questions asked,


It ain’t over

Women vow to fight on On March 8, half of Pakistan’s population joined more than 50 percent of the people living in this world to celebrate their existence. On Women’s Day, the


Media in the headlines

News industry’s bid for survival Media in Pakistan is faced these days with a rather paradoxical situation. As regulations are revised amid critically low revenues and journalists are laid off on a


No change yet

Child abuse grows to worrying figures At the turn of this year, the suspected murderer of an eight-year-old girl in Nowshera confessed to his crime before an anti-terrorism court. It was also


A journey of U-turn

The policy has little historical credibility In the Naya Pakistan, the most prominent tabdeeli has been the advent of the ‘U-turn’ policy. It has also remained the most criticised of all. Interestingly,

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