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Missing rights By Huma Yusuf

DIRE. That’s the word the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan uses to describe the state of human rights in our country. Its annual report,...

Bigger questions By Huma Yusuf

THE UK is looking ahead to a bleak Easter. The country’s death toll from the coronavirus is higher than Italy’s at the same stage...

Corona crackdown ? By Huma Yusuf

SHUTDOWNS. Lockdowns. Blanket bans. Closed borders. States of emergency (or calamity, if you’re in the Philippines). Temperature-checking drones and the surrender of mobile data...

Whose values? By Huma Yusuf

TODAY is the day after International Women’s Day. By now, the Aurat March would have taken place, hopefully without incident. And Pakistan’s honour would...

Defining extremism By Huma Yusuf

THE mass shootings at sheesha bars in Hanau, Germany, and the stabbing of the muezzin of London’s Regent’s Park mosque have put far-right extremism...

Missing link By Huma Yusuf

HAPPY New Year. Particularly if you are young, as the prime minister has commenced the decade with the launch of Hunarmand Pakistan, an ambitious...

Urban sovereignty By Huma Yusuf

IT has been a decade since the balance tipped, and more humans began to live in cities than in rural areas. Those curious about...

Closing spaces By Huma Yusuf

FRIDAY last week marked the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, observed annually by the writers’ association PEN International to express solidarity for writers who...

Kashmir lessons By Huma Yusuf

THERE are many terrifying aspects of the crisis in India-held Kashmir (IHK); one of these is the speed with which the helplessness of institutions...
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