Hira Qureshi

  • TRather than challenging the inherent cruelty and injustice of capital punishment, it seems that the state has embarked upon an unyielding spree to execute hordes of prisoners-ones that have not seen any semblance of justice towards them for decades. The story of Abdul Basit echoes the appalling ...

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  • TI remember it quite clearly. It was the day I was sulking over a poorly taken exam; one I thought had probably end all attempts of salvaging my semester GPA (what is a undergraduate student, if not a little overdramatic?). I almost did not go for my weekly teaching session, the very first one I ...

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  • TIt is only after you are forced to leave a comfortable habitat behind, that you realize the importance of retrospect. I recently completed my undergraduate degree. Four years of neatly aligning every issue with a probable theory, resolving ‘conflict’ inside air-conditioned auditoriums ...

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  • TThe headlines of local newspapers, scream that it is ‘the largest –ever child abuse scandal in Pakistan’s history’. The victims are about 300 children, most of them being under 14 years old, forced to have sex in front of the cameras of mobile phones. The perpetrators are a ...

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