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How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.

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Love in the time of lockdown

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How the Pakistani state has revived the use of historical drama as a political tool.

| Oct 16, 2020

Silence in Swat

Memory, militancy and the military in Swat Valley.

| Sep 28, 2020

The disconnect on Digital Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government invests in its digital presence while stifling dissent.

| Sep 08, 2020

Redefining citizenship in Pakistan

The PTM movement envisions an alternate relationship between citizen and state.

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Doctors without armour

Working without protective gear during the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers in Pakistan say they are on a suicide mission.

| Mar 30, 2020

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A recently translated novel brings a new perspective on Partition to the English-speaking world.

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| Mar 08, 2020

A tale of two magazines

The closure of ‘Herald’ and ‘Newsline’ in Pakistan marks a larger crisis in the country’s journalism.

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