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Combating Child Marriages

On January 30th, the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights approved a draft bill proposing to raise the minimum age for marriage in the country to 18 years. Minister for Human Rights, Dr. Shireen Mazari has promised to present the…

Pakistan And Its ‘Yes Sir’ Culture

In 2017, I visited the West for the first time to pursue my masters. I was welcomed by so many cultural differences in the West, but thanks to my anthropological courses during undergraduate and my innate ability to observe social behavior…

Pakistani Artists: An Endangered Species

“When we were colonial subjects, we could dream of freedom, but now that we were free, what would we dream of? Were we even free?” Said Sadat Hassan Manto, an Urdu short story writer who loved his country, however poor and ignorant. Art is,…

And Then The Phone Rang

Midnight chimes for those who love too deeply. It strikes for lovers in waiting. Toils for the sleepless, as they brim with words for someone who isn't there. His room was engulfed in endless gloom. Fingers trembled around the cigarette as…