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Ordinary killings…

A COUPLE of weeks ago a man named Shakil — a resident of Sheikhupura had an argument with his family members. When his mother intervened, the man grew even angrier…

The Hazara killings

One of the first things one realizes about Pakistan is that its population lives in different eras. A tiny minority is attuned to the latest trends in New York and…

Diplomatic killings

JAMAL Khashoggi, a US resident, contributor to the Washington Post and vocal critic of the Saudi regime, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2 and was killed therein,…

Other Honour Killings

Other honour killings

The outcry over the death of Qandeel Baloch had just barely died down, the follow-ups to the murder, its special treatment, the arrest of the brother, the statements by solemn-faced…

Hopes And ‘honour’ Killings

Hopes and ‘honour’ killings

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently watched A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s Oscar-nominated documentary about ‘honour’ killings. In a statement following the screening, he…

Systematic Killings

Systematic killings

The cold-blooded targeted killing of Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi should prompt sane minds in Pakistan to look back and reflect. The pattern of several hundred gruesome targeted killings across the…

Lahore Killings: Economic Consequences

Lahore killings: Economic consequences

The inaction by the government is not understandable. All reasonable humans are furious at the various statements from the diehard loyalists of the PML-N. The issue is very simple and…

Spectre Of Targeted Killings

Spectre of targeted killings

Two-Year-OLD Zala, cradled in her uncle’s arms and chewing gum, was completely unaware that she was participating in the funeral procession of her father. She had no idea of the…