Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicAurat March

Topic: Aurat March

Jeans to salwars—all welcome to demand rights at Aurat March. But some Pakistanis can’t digest it

Aurat March put out slogans like 'Mera jism, meri marzi' among its many demands. And Mahira Khan, Sheema Kermani have come out in support.

How ‘Pasoori’ dancer Sheema Kermani resisted Gen Zia-ul-Haq by wearing ‘un-Islamic’ saris

'Pasoori' dancer Sheema Kermani shows India and Pakistan love each other's cultural content despite post-Pulwama bans.

Aurat March scares men of Pakistan, like the men of Iran

The marriage of religious and secular is never an easy one, but Pakistani women should make an attempt towards it.

Pakistanis cry ‘blasphemy’ on Twitter after spotting ‘French flag’ at Aurat March

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

Pakistan prepares for Aurat Azadi March but Lal Masjid clerics call it obscene

A group of goons and clerics vandalised a mural painted by a few women on the walls of a house in Islamabad, claiming it was 'obscene'.

For Pakistani men, Aurat March is the real coronavirus

Women marching with placards, using slogans like 'mera jism meri marzi' are not 'good women’. And how dare they oppose maulanas and misogynists, Pakistan's real feminists?

Asking for consent is revolutionary in Pakistan. That is why Aurat March is creating ripples

Next time a man asks me why Pakistani women only complain instead of doing something, I will happily shove pictures from the Aurat March in his face.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.