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Forgiving a murder

The recent order of the Lahore High Court, Multan Bench, which acquitted the brother of social media star Qandeel Baloch, has once again brought the discussion of the Qisas and…

Murder as spectator sport

When bestiality enters the soul of a nation, it is difficult to imagine how it is to be driven out again. We have become a nation of beasts, and in…

Murdering women

A NUMBER OF women have been murdered in the past few weeks in Pakistan. Almost all incidents have been reported by newspapers, TV channels, and rights activists on social media.…

Suicide or murder?

FOR an accused in Pakistan, redemption lies in the ability to plead your innocence in front of those who matter. Sadly, they are not the courts because, had it been…

Murders most foul

THE cold-blooded murder in Sahiwal of a couple, their teenage daughter and a fourth victim in an engineered encounter is yet another manifestation of the brutal culture that allows law-enforcement…

Mashal’s Murder

Mashal’s murder

A murder most foul, carried out in a manner most beastly and barbaric. That it happened at a supposed seat of learning makes it even more despicable than it would…

Murder Most Foul

Murder most foul

Mashal Khan, a mass communication student at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, was murdered in cold blood over allegations of blasphemy by a 500-strong mob of university students. This…

The Qandeel Baloch murder

A young woman was murdered by her brother because he did not like her Facebook posts. If we find it possible to qualify our horror at a murder so foul,…

Murders Most Gruesome

Murders most gruesome

The three cold-blooded murders that shook the nation last week had no links with each other. Yet those three separate incidents have something in common. A young schoolgirl killed and…