Author Archives: Shabana Mahfooz


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,


After Zainab

 The path to be taken Autumn has arrived. In some, though not all parts of the country, cooler winds are blowing. Early mornings and late nights can be pleasant to chilly. It


Stand with her

Promotion of skills after rights We just celebrated ‘International Day of the Girl’. It’s one thing to celebrate a day and another to see whether there’s more to commemorate or more to


Home away

Afghan refugees await decision on citizenship A recent announcement made by the Prime Minister Imran Khan has triggered a series of events amid reactions. Based on a humanitarian ground, when Khan expressed

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