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Munazza Siddiqui
Munazza Siddiqui

  • June 17, 2024

    Memoirs of a pilot

    ‘Random Recalls’ by Air Commodore Abdul Wajid Salim is a memoir, filled with stories from his time in PAF

  • June 04, 2024

    Pathways to peace

    Book delves into the underlying causes of conflict and offers insightful strategies for achieving sustainable peace

  • April 15, 2024

    Analysis: Unpacking Iran’s warning shot


  • March 30, 2024

    Does Biden epistle mean post-cipher aloofness ending?

    Just four days ago, on March 26, Washington refused a request by Islamabad to exempt the Pak-Iran gas pipeline project from sanctions

  • November 05, 2022

    Right to unedited data

    Earlier in October, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif refused to inaugurate the dashboard for flood victims because it was a static one, and failed the...

  • March 02, 2022

    Explainer: Russia-Ukraine crisis

    See, history does repeat itself, even if it’s for karma. In 1962, exactly 60 years ago, the Cuban Missile Crisis took the world to the brink of...

  • November 24, 2021

    Time of the undead

    The way these Conferences of the Parties climate summits drag on from one venue to the other with an ever bigger fanfare, it’s not unrealistic to...

  • November 13, 2021

    The window is closing

    Midway through the 26th Conference of Parties Climate Summit in Glasgow, two almost simultaneous but unconnected events reminded us of the starkness...

  • October 27, 2021

    Covering the circus

    New media is still uncharted territory and with an ever-evolving landscape, it will be some time before a system of intrinsic checks and balances...

  • June 23, 2021

    Mercurial meanderings

    Freedom of expression is the most discussed, most fought about, yet the least understood of all individual rights. Difference of opinion is inherent...

  • December 21, 2020

    Stunted councils

    Human rights violations arising specifically from panchayats/jirgas in Pakistan are signs of the times to come. Why panchayats/jirgas in...

  • November 24, 2020

    This is the way

    I sometimes wonder how incidents of rape are discussed and interpreted in male baithaks in Pakistan. Do they acknowledge the grisly nature of such...

  • November 14, 2020

    Between fear and fear

    Buridan’s donkey was quietly dying. Philosophers were ripping apart the paradox at the seams when it suddenly acquired a new lease of life. It...

  • September 21, 2020

    The curse of Medusa

    Rape is a crime dictated primarily by a twisted psychology. It’s about power, not pleasure. It’s about asserting control. So while demands for...

  • September 09, 2020

    Blockchain Karachi

    The Rs1,100 billion Karachi package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan is not enough. Without transparency, no amount of money will ever be...

  • September 02, 2020

    On polygyny

    The Muslim Family Laws Ordinance of 1961 is one of the most progressive pieces of legislation to come out of that era in Pakistan. It was decades...

  • July 28, 2020

    The Cript and The Quad

    The $400 billion strategic partnership between Iran and China is a milestone in the rise of the Middle Hemisphere. It’s somewhat like the Monroe...

  • July 16, 2020

    Tribe vs man

    So, what happens when the tribe tries to overwhelm the man? Does the tribe win or the man? Should the tribe win or the man?I wish there were a...

  • June 26, 2020

    Silencing the mockingbirds

    Not so long ago, the right to criticize used to be a privilege. Before the anonymity provided by social media, even the educated refrained from...

  • May 27, 2020

    The tobacco narrative

    The Covid-19 pandemic is changing the world in ways that were imaginable only in the realm of science fiction. The economic order of things is...

  • February 04, 2017

    A substitute for respect

    A couple of years ago, some friends on their trip back from the mazars of Sufi saints in Sindh brought back ajraks as gifts. I received four of...