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[April 24, 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Islamic Republic of Saudistan?

The personal agendas of Pakistan’s ruling elite, past and present, have led to the creeping, culturally alien Saudiisation of Pakistan.

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Health »

[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Sexual Ambiguity

Disorder of Sex Development is a widely misunderstood medical condition because of which thousands of children grow up to lead lives of misery and confusion in Pakistan.

Arts & Culture »

[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Theatre Review: Lo Phir Basant Ayee

A bold and incisive portrayal of how society is becoming increasingly oppressed at the hands of extremists, Lo Phir Basant Ayee suffers on one count: by presenting the extremists as comic characters, there is the danger of the subtext getting lost as the villains emerge as loveable figures.

Arts & Culture, Books »

[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Book Review: Getting Away With Murder

There were appalling lapses by almost every relevant entity charged with the responsibility of Benazir Bhutto’s security, says a book authored by Heraldo Munoz, who headed the UN Commission of Inquiry set up to investigate Bhutto’s assassination.

Art, Arts & Culture »

[22 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Coloured Past

Jamil Afridi’s exhibit at ArtChowk Gallery evokes a sense of nostalgia for the past.

Business »

[21 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Hospitality Under Fire

The violence and terrorism that has devastated families in Karachi, is also taking a financial toll on the once glitzy five-star hotels in the city.

News & Politics »

[19 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Pak-Saudi Relations: Friends or Masters?

Saudi Arabia’s recent “gift” of US $1.5 billion to Pakistan has been shrouded in secrecy. Is it really as benign as we’re being told, or is this a payment for services to be rendered for years to come?

Arts & Culture, Books »

[19 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Interview: Kamila Shamsie

“Women get colourful pretty jackets and book blurbs that play up the romance angles of their novels. Men’s works are presented as much more sombre and serious, and high-minded. ”