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Syed Kaswar Gardezi

The victim’s dilemma

Making protests effective Condolences, condemnations, awe-struck expressions, teary eyes and emotionally charged statuses are a common sight, nowadays, in Pakistan in the wake of any tragedy. Within minutes almost all power circles


Arif Nizami

The outrage in Kasur

A wake up call The national outrage over the gruesome rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl, Zainab Amin, in Kasur earlier in the week has not died down. The perpetrator of


The mysterious Saudi visit

Secrecy surrounding the issue makes it even more controversial The brotherly Muslim country, amid the ongoing political crisis in Pakistan, has once again stepped in, apparently on request of the Sharif’s, and


Fatima Anwar

Shahrukh Jatoi and Jibran Nasir

Defamation to distract from justice In the sad ongoing saga of delayed justice for Shahzeb Khan, we have already seen the powerful utilise money, feudal influence, coercion, corrupt institutions, and apathetic government

Iran’s Suspicions

It goes without saying that those Iranians participating in the on-going protests against their government must have legitimate political and social grievances, such as high unemployment rate, increasing corruption and the lack

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