Khaled Ahmed

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On religious conversion, a question

Conversions in Pakistan speak of a state in crisis, but why the rush to convert in India today?

Everywhere the foreign hand

For Pakistan, India and Israel are a permanent fixture, addition of US is another mental trapeze act.



Military voices now challenge the established narrative of the Bangladesh war.

Persecuted by law

Non-Muslims in Pakistan are threatened by both the state and non-state actors.

Slippery slope of justice

Justice Chaudhry retires,but the day of the ‘judicial saviour’ isn’t over in Pakistan.

The Kayani effect

The populist general helped tip Pakistan into dangerous paranoia.


The literary renegade

Ayesha Jalal’s new book about her granduncle Saadat Hasan Manto attempts to explain his revolt against the narrative that divided India.

Pakistan’s new normal

Nawaz Sharif’s US outreach is hobbled by domestic forces.

A culture of haters

Pakistan needs to revive its cultural roots,reach out to others.

Know your tormentor

For Pakistan,the challenge is the non-state actor,not America