Author Archives: Shabana Mahfooz


The measure of humanity

A dire need exists for refugee resettlement Every day, we see tear streaked faces of Rohingya Muslims or Syrians escaping injustice. Often in the background of their poignant photographs, we see rubbles


Being reserved

Proportional representation of minorities taking its toll While occasional incidents of blasphemy charges, vandalism, forced conversions and even life threatening situations for non-Muslims in Pakistan continue to be heard, the minorities of


Eid under the shadow of fear

How Muslims celebrated as persecuted minorities? As Muslims around the world celebrated Eid with feasting and gift-giving, festivities were marred by prolonged conflict in hot spots such as Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and


No more silence

For women, revolution has just begun For women, #metoo movement is gaining recognition across the world as a source of not only creating awareness, but also for breaking barriers by talking about


Alternate choices

Why Pakistan lags behind in promoting solar, wind energy projects? The day Orange Line Metro Train thundered in Lahore on its first test run, a massive power breakdown hit large swathes of


Education row in KPK

Defacto nationalisation in the offing? Parents deplore exorbitant fees and schools protest regulatory actions, meanwhile the students wait and suffer. A series of chain reactions in this pattern has been engulfing the


To probe a rocking act

Is harassment in showbiz more difficult to prove? The recent #Metoo scandal involving artists Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar has rocked the nation. Opinion is split and both celebrities are being supported

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