Incidents of sexual violence, such as those in Karachi, call on us to collectively defy, one more time, any attempts by anyone to push us back in the char dewari.
Parsis (or Zarthustis, in the more traditional terminology) have enjoyed a relatively hassle-free existence compared to Pakistan’s other non-Muslim communities.
Community leaders of Faisalabad have forbidden Ahmadis from taking part in electoral and parliamentary politics since 1974 when they were declared non-Muslims.
August was an unpleasant month for beach goers in Karachi. At least 33 bodies were recovered from various beaches in the city that month. The following month was no better.
Fifty years ago the water creek in Ibrahim Hyderi in Karachi was so clear that one could see the fish, but today it is so lethally polluted that fish cannot survive in it.
An excerpt from ‘Inheriting the Hamam Dasta and its Stories,’ a chapter by Maya Mirchandani in ‘Looking Back: the 1947 Partition, 70 Years On’.
My family’s silence on their experiences after Partition was not about repressing, but looking ahead.
The couple were killed by the woman’s father and brother.
What is common between ‘strangers’ living in Pakistan’s largest metropolis?
Antara Ganguli’s Tanya Tania takes us back to Mumbai and Karachi of the 1990s, weaving a tale of a friendship fraught with complex realities.
Sole reliance on eyewitnesses and circumstantial evidence has for years benefitted the accused. A new law that makes DNA testing mandatory aims to change this.
Long banished from the literary canon, Saadat Hasan Manto was probably amongst the few great writers who wanted to make a living out of writing.
When the leadership of India and Pakistan move towards an improvement of ties, they will have to move in tandem with the unanimity of a supportive press.
A fire at a luxury hotel in the Pakistani city of Karachi killed at least 11people on Monday and injured dozens, media reported.
Eight of the 39 cases against Waseem Akhtar centre on his alleged role in orchestrating political violence that paralysed Karachi in May 2007.
Abdul Wahid Baloch’s teenage daughter waits on the roof of their house every night for her father to return.
Train traffic between Karachi and the rest of the country was suspended after the collision near the city’s Landi Railway Station.
Labourers in the Gaddani ship-breaking industry often work in poor conditions without basic protective gear.
The ride-sharing app means different things in different countries. In Karachi and Lahore, it has highlighted economic inequalities.
How internal discord in the Muttahida Qaumi Movement could spell doom for Pakistan’s maximum city.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement workers fired shots and smashed the premises. They later clashed with police outside, leaving one dead and several wounded.
The state abandoning its responsibility to provide public housing, coupled with inadequate laws against land hoarding and low taxes on the sale and purchase of real estate, have resulted in a housing market that can, logically, only produce elite gated communities.
Girl claims plans to develop dirty coal deposits will exacerbate climate change and deprive future generations of the right to healthy life.
Sabri, 45, and an associate were travelling in a car in Liquatabad area, Karachi when the gunmen attacked the car.
Pakistan’s own mapping law had faced the same sort of objections from digital activists as are being lobbed at the draft of the Indian bill.
A few hours before his assassination, Zaki posted a scathing critique of Pakistanis for their euphoric reaction to the election of Sadiq Khan as the mayor of London. “Can we in Pakistan ever elect an Ahmadi or Hindu or Christian PM?” he asked.