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Journalism: An Alternative History: Part – II

Journalism: an alternative history: Part – II

Another good book on the alternative history of the media in the 1980s is ‘Mun Gharhat Aurat’ (Concocted woman) published in 1997. The Simorgh Collective of Lahore reviewed the presentation of women in the media during General Zia’s regime. Neelam Hussain, Nasreen Shah, Fareeda Sher, and others did the research that was translated into Urdu by Rubina Saigol. The Simorgh Collective had started this study in 1985 by observing the role of the media in projecting women during the years of General Zia’s Islamization programme which aimed at imposing obsolete ideas on society by legislative and media manipulation.…

Economic History Of Pakistan: Part – I

Economic history of Pakistan: Part – I

The economic policies announced by the new government, and the measures taken since June for making a ‘Naya Pakistan’, have destabilized the economy of the country. All sections of society…

How US History Is Whitewashed

How US history is whitewashed

This June, like so many over the past three decades, small armies of graduate students, high school teachers and college faculty descended upon US cities throughout flyover country to score…

History of violence

AROUND a hundred years ago, Afghan emir Abdul Rahman declared war on the Hazara people. The emir’s armies killed, raped, and enslaved thousands of Hazaras. As ‘mule loads’ of severed…

Colouring facts distorts history

The terrorists attack on the Chinese Consulate General (CG) in Karachi left seven dead, including the three attackers. The targeted attempt by forces opposed to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor…

Colouring facts distorts history

The terrorists attack on the Chinese Consulate General (CG) in Karachi left seven dead, including the three attackers. The targeted attempt by forces opposed to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor…

The Sweet Tooth: A History

The sweet tooth: a history

Every society has its own peculiar sweet tooth and sweets have become an important ingredient of our food a well. There are different sweets like cake, biscuit, halwa, jam and…

Our Burden Of History

Our burden of history

A couple of years ago, there were riots in some Muslim neighbourhoods of Sri Lanka. Mobs of Buddhist Sinhalese were upset that their Tamil Muslim compatriots had supported the Pakistani…

History Lessons

History lessons

The PTI seems to be celebrating the creeping fragmentation of political parties, presumably believing that the party of change will remain immune to this cut-to-size process that has confined the…