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  • Patriarchal justice

    With a composition that is almost entirely male-dominated, these ad hoc tribal councils have long been accused of perpetuating outdated and patriarchal notions of equity and fairness...

    This stands all the more true for Pakistan, where litigation is not only expensive but also considerably time-consuming and cumbersome, what with our judicial system being infamously mired in corruption and nepotism and already being overburdened...

  • Pakistan's cultural norms discourage women from becoming surgeons: study

    LONDON: A new study by the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has found that significant cultural barriers prevent women from pursuing a surgical career in Pakistan, amid calls for policymakers to address underrepresentation...

    Dr Mahim Malik, the head of cardiothoracic surgery at AKUH and Pakistan’s only paediatric cardiac surgeon, was among the lead authors of the study, which was presented at the 15th Annual Academic Surgical...

  • Gorchani woman defies tribal norms to contest local poll

    DERA GHAZI KHAN: Defying tribal norms that do not allow females to even cast vote, a woman of Gorchani tribe chief’s family is contesting direct election for the top slot of Lal Garh union council of Rajan Pur...

    Shaista Bibi, who is also an aunt of Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Sher Ali Gorchani, is vying for chairperson’s slot on a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf ticket, while Shahid Hassan Gorchani is contesting for the vice-chairman...

  • FO condemns Rajnath's statements, terms them violation of international norms

    The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday strongly condemned Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh's "irresponsible statements" earlier this week, terming them a 'complete violation of international norms', Radio Pakistan reported...

    According to Indian media, Rajnath Singh had said Pakistan would "soon be in ten pieces" if cross-border terrorism does not come to an end...

  • Trump's year of shattered norms leaves world on edge

    President Donald Trump erupted onto the global stage under the isolationist banner “America First” -- bent on tearing the multilateral world order down to its foundations...

    Now, at the end of his first year in office, the United States and its shell-shocked allies face several escalating crises that could plunge the world into devastating new conflicts
  • FO refutes allegations levelled in Indo-US joint statement, calls it violation of 'diplomatic norms'

    The Foreign Office has taken "strong exception to the unwarranted reference against Pakistan" in the joint statement issued following the 2+2 India-US dialogue between the US Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defence with their Indian counterparts in New Delhi last week, Radio Pakistan reported...

    In the Indo-US joint statement issued after the talks, India and US had named and called upon Pakistan to ensure its territory wasn't...

  • Restrictive gender norms affect innovation in the agri sector

    “Time is overdue to start reforming gender norms that affect Pakistan’s agriculture sector,” says the just-released research report published by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT)...

    Despite successful harvest seasons, feeding Pakistan’s large and growing population requires continual innovation, it says...

  • Responsibility and norms

    What we need to question is whether this attitude is somehow unique to Pakistan’s urban masses? When observers posit that the Pakistani population is not equipped to follow SOPs or is too ill-disciplined to maintain isolation and distancing requirements, what exactly are they alluding to? These questions need to be answered because they carry policy relevance for the fight against the pandemic in the long run...

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