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Zaigham Khan
Zaigham Khan

The writer is an anthropologist and development professional.

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  • February 12, 2018

    Courts and panchayats

    The people of Pakistan often use courts and the legal system to inflict misery upon their ‘enemies’ – and upon themselves. They resolve most...

  • February 05, 2018

    Nehal Hashmi and the battle of narratives

    Seven months ago, Nehal Hashmi’s foul mouthed speech against the judiciary brought the PML-N into disrepute; but Hashmi’s conviction by the...

  • January 29, 2018

    Dealing with the devil

    We had drawn the image of a beast in our minds. Let’s admit it: we are shocked that Imran Ali does not conform to that image. Child protection...

  • January 22, 2018

    The cursed barn

    It was some Disney animation. Such things happen only in Pakistan and in Disney animations. A rodent living in a barn forms a close bond with an...

  • January 15, 2018

    Our crocodile tears

    When was the last time we debated child welfare and child protection so vigorously? Almost every week, the body of a child who is murdered after...

  • January 01, 2018

    A barren 2017

    A barren, poisonous year is behind us. Or perhaps, it will stay with us, like a broken arrow inside the flesh, spreading toxicity. A new year is in...

  • December 25, 2017

    Qadri’s challenge

    Like the annual urs of a saint, there is a predictable seasonality to the politics of Allama Tahirul Qadri. We are still awaiting, with bated...

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