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Zarrar Khuhro

Zarrar Khuhro is a Pakistani journalist who has worked extensively in both the print and electronic media industry. He is currently hosting a talk show on Dawn News. Twitter: @ZarrarKhuhro

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The Persian question in Pakistan

In the euphemistic parlance of our authorities, when a ‘neighboring country’ is blamed for sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan, the implicit reference is to India or perhaps Afghanistan. Rarely, if ever, are fingers pointed towards Pakistan’s southwestern neighbor, Iran. That is now changing.

May 25, 2022

Optical disasters: Not a good look for Pakistan's new government

The new quasi-national government of Pakistan has had a shorter honeymoon than Amir Liaquat’s last marriage. Much like him, it too stands shorn of clothing in front of a camera, staring wild-eyed and unable to comprehend the mess it has landed itself in.

May 12, 2022

Dua Zehra: Consent, choice and victim blaming

Passing judgment is easy when a matter is black and white; one can take sides with ease while being wrapped in the warm glow of moral certainty. But when a situation seemingly descends into the murky realms of the grey, as the Dua Zehra case has, things get a little more complicated.

April 27, 2022

Suffer the children

There’s never a shortage of horror stories in these parts, but there are some that stand out even among the near-daily lists of atrocities and outrages.

March 18, 2022

White is right

“War is a stern teacher,” wrote the Greek historian Thucydides. And indeed, the Russian invasion of Ukraine – the latest tribal conflict to break out in sub-Scandinavian Europe, has taught us many lessons in just its few days.

March 07, 2022