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Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

‘Righteous’ women prove Aurat March critics wrong

The following four real-life movements explode the myth of so-called ‘righteous’ women that permeates mainstream discourse.

07 Mar 2020 7:25 AM

Of discontent over Punjab’s hegemony

Sharif illustrates that even bourgeois politicians can turn against their masters, let alone the working masses.

02 Nov 2019 12:00 AM

Cricket offers 3 nations a shot at truth, reconciliation

For most Pakistanis, it scarcely matters who we have to get past to keep the victory march alive.

29 Jun 2019 12:00 AM

Why it’s vital to ‘decolonise’ to bring about real equality

Today too our system of “justice” is largely retributive and reinforces the privileges of dominant elites, and particularly state functionaries.

01 Jun 2019 12:30 AM

Bigots hold sway across the world: It’s time to act

At the same time, it is important not to get into the habit of lamenting how uniquely bad Pakistan’s problems are.

03 Nov 2018 2:12 AM


There’s a crisis of survival and human agency

More and more people around the world are waking up to the reality of the epoch that has become known as the anthropocene.

20 Oct 2018 1:10 AM

Middle class didn’t bring Imran to power

Indeed, the notion that the “middle class” has only recently become a player in Pakistani politics is not true.

11 Aug 2018 2:55 AM

If Imran wins, how long will he be able to hide problems?

Take the bomb blast that brought Haroon Bilour’s life to an end Tuesday night, barely six years after his father Bashir met the same fate.

14 Jul 2018 12:47 AM

Can youth bring in a change?

“Islam-pasand” parties were being explicitly patronised to ward off the more threatening the “taraqqi-pasand” contenders.

16 Jun 2018 12:23 AM

Of truth and reconciliation: Is it possible in Pakistan?

Pakistan is still essentially a colonial apparatus and its essential impulse to control has reinforced deep divisions in society.

19 May 2018 2:03 AM


Role of women in Independence

A note found on the body of Pritilata Waddedar who attained martyrdom on 24th September, 1932 read, “There are still many among my countrymen who may be shocked to learn how a woman brought up in the

15 Aug 2016 2:13 AM