Lina Idrees writes about the recent appointment of Justice Ayesha Malik as Pakistan’s first female Supreme Court judge and reflects on her seminal judgement banning the ‘two-finger test’ in Pakistan.
Lina Idrees reflects on the recent spotlighted cases of gender-based violence in Pakistan and its enduring narrative which has preserved a culture of impunity.
Lina Idrees reflects on and discusses the upcoming Women’s March in Pakistan.
In Salman Rushdie’s panoptic novel Midnight’s Children, the character Tai claims that if you “put a gun in a Kashmiri’s hand… it will have to go off by itself – he’ll never dare pull the trigger. [Kashmiris] are not like Indians, always making battles”. Later, Aadam Aziz – the protagonist’s grandfather – tells the reader, […]
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, over 6.5 million people had been displaced in Syria by 2014. Experts believe there are 4 million Iraq refugees around the world. In Nigera, there are over 200,000 people categorized as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). In 1947, over 10 million […]
Having won the Ashes this summer, England head out to the UAE to face an in-form Pakistan, in what promises to be a challenging series to say the least. England’s record in the UAE is not one to gloat over, the last time they visited the UAE they were white washed 3-0 and crossed 300 […]