Author Archives: Shabana Mahfooz

The inter-religious dialogue

Let’s start with Pakistan This month, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution on promoting inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue ‘to advance a culture of peace and non-violence based on education, tolerance, dialogue

Burying a girl alive

Child marriage is beyond understanding and acceptance Early last month, police claimed to have taken into custody a 40-year-old man in Badin who had been attempting to marry a minor aged 10-year-old.

Of fools and paradise lost

And dramas in our own theatre Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif was enraged. He accused the superior judiciary of being prejudiced and “filled with anger” against him, as the accountability court rejected

An eye for an eye

Blinding each other US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley asked India recently to help the United States in keeping an eye on Pakistan, as Washington cannot tolerate any government that shelters

The fate of Karachi

Shadows loom over the ‘City of Lights’ Karachi was just heaving a sigh of relief at the nabbing of the ‘knife-attacker’ on women when it was racked by a double jolt of

Signing the nikahnama

YoursTruly, by contract! I got married in my mid twenties and at the peak of my career. Having attained a fair amount of independence and strong decision making skills, I personally managed all