Zahid Ali Shah

  • TOn New Year’s Eve, 2019, a three-year-old girl Faryal was raped and left in a critical condition to die in extreme cold weather in Havelian, Abbottabad. This unfortunate incident was followed by another killing and rape of eight-year-old girl Minahil, in Nowshera, Khyber ...

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  • TIn my last piece I outlined the sociological reasons for people who commit suicide and discussed in detail the theory of suicide by a famous French sociologist Emile Durkheim. In this piece, I have decided to address the suicide issue from both the gender and psychological ...

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  • TSuicide is often considered as a mental health issue in Pakistan. Too often, suicide is addressed from the medical and psychiatrist paradigms and the sociological discourse about suicide is missing from the existing debates and discourses. Both sociologists and anthropologists put emphasis on ...

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