Muhammad Maisam Ali

  • TMeesha Shafi must have known that her allegations of sexual harassment against Ali Zafar would cause an uproar on social media. But, notwithstanding the (occasionally maddeningly) diverse opinions of the Pakistani people, the polarization the allegations received, as well as the subsequent ...

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  • TWhen the amendment to the Ehtram-e-Ramazan Ordinance was passed last year, I remember my uncle, a caterer, shook his head in dismay. Most restaurants in Pakistan, including his, remain closed during the day in the month of Ramazan. Even so, prohibiting service as well as eating, drinking, and ...

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  • TIt has been conventional to take poverty, unemployment, and other similar drawbacks to be the root causes of terrorism, though this view has been repeatedly contradicted. Ahmad Omar Said Sheikh, for instance, who orchestrated the abduction and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, ...

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