Laraib Niaz

  • TThe news of the alleged rape and murder of British Pakistani woman, Samia Shahid by her father and ex-husband brought to the fore debate on increasing violence against women in Pakistan. The murder has generated quite the debate but it is important to realize that it represents just one of a string ...

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  • TThe socially endorsed and culturally accepted practice of dowry/ jahez (the amount of money and valuable commodities given by the natal family to the conjugal at the time of marriage) in Pakistan is widely recognized as an obligatory ritual of marriage. It is a deep-rooted gender issue that has ...

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  • TPrevailing wisdom would have one presume poverty and lack of education to be principal factors leading to extremism. Pakistan’s landscape, in recent years, however presents evidence contrary to this belief. Recent cases of terrorist activities have surfaced where suspects or convicted felons ...

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