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Zaigham Khan
Zaigham Khan

The writer is an anthropologist and development professional.

  • April 04, 2016

    D-Chowk, Qadris and dharnas

    I want someone to help me understand how two thousand unarmed protestors, sitting, eating, defecating, and swearing in front of parliament for four...

  • March 28, 2016

    Acid survivors and Facebook updates

    How can I not love Orya Maqbool Jan, civil servant turned columnist and media celebrity, who makes me feel that Pakistan is not only equal to the...

  • March 21, 2016

    Insult the Baloch

    If you are a young man or woman studying at a college in Punjab, you should have no problem in understanding why Ayub, Bhutto and Musharraf used...

  • March 14, 2016

    A new leader for Karachi

    As ‘the world’s second best mayor’ returns to save his city, Karachi appears more apprehensive than excited while the rest of the...

  • March 07, 2016

    Silver lining or false dawn?

    Caused by an assassin’s dagger or a hangman’s noose, a death should never be celebrated and a murderer should never be extolled. Many...

  • March 02, 2016

    Women in a mufti’s court

    His face says it all. Mufti Mohammad Naeem, rector of one of Pakistan’s largest madressahs, is a deeply unhappy, exceedingly angry man who...

  • February 25, 2016

    Islamabad has fallen

    Fifty-five years after the foundation stone of Pakistan’s capital was laid, an elected local government has taken charge of Islamabad for the...