Pakistan: Beyond Bombs and Burqas

March 11, 2013

Neo-orientalist narratives representing Pakistan through the paradigm of security and geo-strategy neglect the struggles of the people on the ground. This is the first of a three part series. Just before his untimely death and in the aftermath of the US raid in Pakistan that resulted in Osama bin...

A Tough Country for Minorities and Everyone Else

March 11, 2013

Over the past few years, minorities have faced increasing discrimination and even persecution in Pakistan. Pakistan is deeply divided. Since its creation in 1947, power has been concentrated in the hands of feudal and military elites from Punjab. In the past few decades, prejudice predicated on...

Contesting National Narratives of Pakistan

March 10, 2013

An exploration of the many contesting narratives of what or “who“ defines the meaning of Pakistan Background “I know the minefields of personal sorrow and betrayals that don’t make it to newspapers. I also know of a Pakistan beneath these images that is rich with...