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  • Artist Imran Channa investigates the historical truth associated with the photograph, and how history itself remains malleable to ideology–despite the ostensibly stubborn veracity of photographic evidence. Issue 10

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  • We need a critical Pakistan studies that challenges reductive analyses informed by global security frameworks, and the state’s uses and abuses of knowledge. Issue 10

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  • Visiting one of the world's oldest private museums in Lahore, a writer re-discovers her home. Issue 10

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  • Some questions the Punjabi movement in Pakistan poses for the Left today. Issue 10

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  • An exploration of the Pashto poetry of Amir Hamza Shinwari. A poet who lived a borderland life, or rather, a life into which borders grew. Issue 10

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Translating Queerness | TQ Salon

This is the first essay in this conversation. TQ Salon is a series of conversations among activists and scholars of South Asia. *                               *                                ...
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Reckoning with Zarb-e-Azb | INTRO

A special series on the military venture that, two years later, still hasn't quite ended.
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Suspect Citizens

The logic of security, rather than welfare, has governed the approach of civilian and military officials towards the million people who have been displaced from North Waziristan by Operation Zarb-e-Azb--to tragic consequences.
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Zarb-e-Azb | TIMELINE

A timeline in progress of Operation Zarb-e-Azb
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Zarb-e-Azb | PRIMER

A primer on the operation.
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Making Karachi

If displacement is a strategy targeting de facto non-citizens, then upper-middle class urban Muslims emerge as the true citizens of Pakistan.
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Badrunissa: Okara’s ‘Terrorist’ Peasant

In central Punjab's Okara, hundreds of peasants are being charged under Pakistan's draconian anti-terror laws.
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Beaten But Not Defeated | Feministaniat

I continue to flinch at loud noises, avoid violent films and substitute “hit” for “beaten” because being hit is not the same as being beaten. I am not beaten. I do not accept defeat.
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ز خم خو ردہ ہوں ، شکست خوردہ نہیں

ادھر میں اونچی آوازوں سے ڈر جاتی ہوں پر تشدد فلموں سے دور رہتی ہوں اور مارا گیا...
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اسلام آباد سے سفاکانہ بیدخلی کی روداد

جیل سے رہائی کے بعد یہ منظر میرے لئے نا قابل یقین تھا کہ تمام آبادی اب بس...
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بائیں بازو کی سیاست میں صنفی امتیاز اب تک کیوں باقی ہے

کیا میں یہ تجویز کرنے کی جرات کر سکتی ہوں کہ بائیں بازو کو صنفی امتیاز کی...
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یادداشت میں رکهی جنگ

eng |اچھی شاعری کی واضح اور لازمی خوبی یہ ہے کہ وہ نثر نہیں ہوتی۔ شاعری...
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قلعہ یورپ: انسداد دہشتگردی اور ساحلوں سے ٹکراتی انسانی لہریں

eng | ہم سمںدر کا سینہ چیر کر یہاں پہںچے' فقط یہ جاننے کیلیۓکہ کوئ نہیں...
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مرتضیٰ کی موت اور اشرفیہ کا تشدد

eng | اسکول میں کچھ لڑکوں کے ساتھ لڑائی کے دوران میرا ایک طالبِ علم ہلاک...
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کراچی کینوس پر : مدیحہ حیدر کے ورلڈ ميڈمیں خبروں، تشدد اور شہرکی عکاسی

eng | مدیحہ حیدر کی تخلیقات ہماری زندگیوں میں خبروں کے نفوز کا احاطہ...
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Dangerous Precedent: Why the Qadri Verdict Can Do More Harm Than Good

The High Court’s judgment is both crucial and terribly problematic.


God’s Gravediggers: The Politics of Sectarian Killing

اردو | In a Hazara school, it was possible to divide the students' preoccupations into 4 categories: navigating relationships with parents, career choices, prospects for university and the risk of being shot by a death squad.


Looking for Uncle Ali

اردو | PLUS VIDEO | Nasrullah Bungalzai is still looking for his Uncle Ali in a Kafka-esque search for one of thousands of Baloch who have been forcibly disappeared.



7 Security Forces Killed | TQ Wire

VIDEO | Seven members of the security forces were killed today in Mohmand Agency...


Being Female & Ahmadi | VOICES

I spoke with this female Ahmadi student to document the tribulations Ahmadi women go...

Sabeen Mahmud

Sabeen Mahmud: Our Postmodern Flower Child

On April 24, 2015 activist and self-described postmodern flower child, unabashed Mac snob, Pink...