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Zaigham Khan
Zaigham Khan

The writer is an anthropologist and development professional.

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  • March 26, 2018

    Desperate times

    There is too much desperation in the air. It is hard to find an actor who is not gripped by the fear of the unknown, and feeling desperate as a...

  • March 19, 2018

    What is and what ought to be

    There is an historian sitting inside every middle-class Pakistani; this historian tells them what they want to hear. This Herodotus inside many...

  • March 12, 2018

    Farewell to Rabbani

    The Pakistan People’s Party deserves a nice epitaph. No political party can claim to have struggled and sacrificed more for democracy. No...

  • March 05, 2018

    Listen to the Pakhtuns

    Pakhtuns are talking and Pakistan must listen. They are talking the language of peaceful protest, the most beautiful language human civilisation has...

  • February 26, 2018

    The noble steeds

    It will be hard to find a parallel to such a pyrrhic victory in three centuries of democratic development. When was the last time political parties...

  • February 19, 2018

    The limits of populism

    Politics is like alchemy. One wrong ingredient here or there and your life’s work can go up in flames. The smoke from Lodhran shows that Imran...

  • February 12, 2018

    Courts and panchayats

    The people of Pakistan often use courts and the legal system to inflict misery upon their ‘enemies’ – and upon themselves. They resolve most...

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