Social Issues Archive

Encroachment by the elite in Bani Gala

(By Faiza Moatasim) How Islamabad’s posh Bani Gala neighbourhood is built on illegalities The tale of Islamabad’s most elite locality begins with the grabbing of

Class difference in Pakistan

THE inferno resulting from the oil spill at Ahmedpur Sharqia in south Punjab in June this year resulted in more than 200 deaths. The

Fata polio-free for the last one year, Governor Iqbal Zafar calls it significant milestone

Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Wednesday lauded the efforts of the Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) Fata team and vaccinators for keeping Fata polio-free for

Transgenders in the post-colonial world

the Urdu language equivalent for ‘transgender’ in Pakistan, was the title of the chief eunuch in the Mughal court. Eunuchs were royal slaves who

Pakistan’s predicament of bonded labour

Azad Nagar is a small, marked settlement around 200km north of Pakistan’s coastal city of Karachi. Most of the houses in this community spread