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Afiya Shehrbano
Afiya Shehrbano

  • April 26, 2016

    Down in the weeds

    I only watch movies on airplanes. A few years ago, despite not being a George Clooney fan, at 35,000 feet it seemed only appropriate to watch one...

  • April 15, 2016

    The murky middle ground

    The Islamists in Pakistan are not impressed by sympathetic scholars’ defence of their politics over the last decade. These religious groups...

  • March 26, 2016

    Resisting the murder of democracy

    It feels like it’s 1999 again. Gen Musharraf did it then and like Brittany Spears, he’s done it again. The former usurper of democracy...

  • March 10, 2016

    Does analysis mean dumbing down?

    There are two broad-brush conventional opinions about knowledge and philosophy in Pakistan. One estimates that the majority of Pakistanis are...

  • March 03, 2016

    The Hollywoodisation of issues

    One can be cynical of the chauvinism that comes with patriotism and nationalism and yet admit a joyous moment of pride when Pakistani women receive...

  • January 28, 2016

    The gift of Zia – keeps on giving

    In his original article on these pages , Feisal Naqvi invited us to consider the benefits of the Federal Shariat Court operating as a silo for...

  • December 21, 2014

    Taliban Stockholm syndrome

    The calculated massacre of schoolchildren by the Taliban in Peshawar began as a hostage situation. B

  • November 16, 2014

    The PTI’s hatred for all

    Politicians commonly attack their opponents because at the end of the day, they have to compete agai

  • September 23, 2014

    Questions and answers

    In 2006, a triangular debate over democracy in Pakistan was published in these oped pages. S Akbar Z

  • August 19, 2014

    The boiled-egg revolution

    Surely, the conscience of this nation lies with our moral angels, the TV anchors and hosts of talk-s