Hiba Akbar

  • August is a time of celebration and reflection in Pakistan. While the state gears up for a celebration, many of us pause and reflect on what Azadi means for each of us. In locating oneself in history, we are reminded that it is his story after all. The mainstream narrative of history—of ...

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  • The recent allegations of sexual harassment that have emerged at schools and universities in Lahore should surprise no one. We have been here before and we will be back here again. Without institutions taking responsibility for putting policies and trainings in place, and without wider society ...

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  • Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to introduce the death penalty for rape of minors. This is up from the maximum sentence of life imprisonment under existing laws. The rising reports of child molestation, rape and abuse across the country that prompted this are a cause for concern for all of us. But ...

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