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Why Baloch Women in Pakistan Led an Unprecedented March

Baloch Women on the Road in Protest

The recent protest march, led by women, against enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Balochistan province in Pakistan was unprecedented, not only in its size but also because it is rare for Baloch grievances to gain national limelight.

Horror Films Help Pakistanis Process Modern-Day Anxieties

Horror Stories in Pakistan

In recent times, both Pakistani cinema and TV have been experimenting with horror, trying to address the complexities of living in modern-day Pakistan, such as the rising discourse about feminism, the fear of Western influences, the evolution of the family system, and the role of religion in everyday life.

Women Suicide Bombers and the Changing Trajectories of Pakistan’s Baloch Insurgency

Women Suicide Bombers and the Changing Trajectories of Pakistan’s Baloch Insurgency

Two suicide bombings by educated, middle-class women have sent shockwaves across Pakistan, and mark an apparent shift in Baloch insurgents’ recruitment patterns and tactics.

Why Karachi’s Indigenous Coastal Cuisine Finds Itself on the Margins

Why Karachi’s Indigenous Coastal Cuisine Finds Itself on the Margins

Karachi’s popular culture, centered on its food, carries an incredible fusion of local flavors from across the subcontinent. But there isn’t a single place in the city that serves its indigenous coastal cuisine, which can only be found in the homes of the fisherfolk communities.

The Nexus of Sufi Saints and Politicians in Pakistan

The Nexus of Sufi Saints and Politicians in Pakistan

Pirs — custodians of centuries-old shrines of Sufi saints with followers in the millions — participate in Pakistani politics in different ways, either directly as politicians or as spiritual guides and advisers to politicians. They also employ their shrine networks to provide religious legitimacy and consolidate voter blocs for them.

In Pakistan, an Economic Crisis Keeps Life on the Edge

In Pakistan, an Economic Crisis Keeps Life on the Edge

Pakistan — the world’s fifth most populous country — is reeling from the worst economic crisis since its formation in 1947, with backbreaking inflation, a plummeting currency and precariously low foreign reserves. It has become nearly impossible for its citizens to make ends meet.

Chaos and Uncertainty Engulf Pakistan After Imran Khan’s Dramatic Arrest

Chaos and Uncertainty Engulf Pakistan After Imran Khan’s Dramatic Arrest

The arrest of a former prime minister is not a new phenomenon in Pakistan, but the violent and chaotic events that continue to unfold across the country after Imran Khan’s dramatic arrest earlier this week have been unprecedented.