Amal Khan

  • The roughly 2 km stretch from the Lower Mall to Azadi Chowk is a political runway, lined with huge floodlights as far as the eye can see. Traffic is slower than usual, but hoards of children have climbed the small stages along the route, waving flags, singing along to “Haijamalo!” ...

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  • LAHORE: In Sanda, men gather outside biryani stalls at 11 am, hair slick with oil and grey chests dusted with prickly heat powder. A sleepy butcher hacks at chicken necks near the huge facade of a white tiled mosque and a dozen hair salons peeling with Johnny Depp posters. There are no trees, no ...

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  • The ousting of Nawaz Sharif in the 1999 military coup was one of Pakistan history’s most visual moments. The photographs are animated, violent, distressing - the kind of images that burn themselves into national memories. Party leaders, hair dishevelled and screaming, dragged from their homes ...

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  • There is a photograph in the 1973 Rolling Stones archives of a sullen man sitting in the US senate caucus room before a panel. It is John Mitchell, then Attorney General of the United States during the investigation that led to his 19 month imprisonment. The brutal senate committee hearings of that ...

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  • In the Netflix adaptation of Montgomery’s classic, “Anne of Green Gables,” the plain, red-haired girl tells a friend, “I know I want to be a bride in a white dress, I’m just not sure I want to be a wife.” An entirely understandable dilemma, and one that is ...

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  • Lahore - On the 8th of March, it was raining in the cold, stormy town of Kuchlak, 25 km north of Quetta. A young man with long hair and an overgrown beard reportedly stopped at a roadside eatery and with a borrowed cell-phone, made the call that his family had been waiting for, for almost five ...

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  • In conclusion of a case that is garnering the attention of the world media, Aftab Bahadur Masih, 38, is to be executed by the state of Pakistan earlyWednesday morning. On 5th September, 1992, at the time of a triple murder in Lahore, Aftab worked at Raju Sanitary Store as an apprentice plumber. The ...

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  • On May 21st, 2004, Shafqat Hussain was forced to stand inside a Karachi jail cell and urinate on a mesh of live wire. He had been arrested for kidnapping a seven-year-old boy, Umair, who lived inside the same building where Shafqat worked as a night gatekeeper in Noor Square, Karachi. The area is a ...

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