Mehr Tarar

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Tarar Square

A former op-ed editor of Daily Times, Pakistan, and a freelance columnist.

POLITICS

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Charsadda attack: Pakistan needs to cut all ties with terror for its own good

The country cannot afford to turn a blind-eye anymore.

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POLITICS

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Remembering the 144 we lost to Peshawar massacre

Shahzeb was 12, Awais Nasir 14; Khoula Nasir was merely six years old when they were killed on December 16, 2014.

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POLITICS

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What keeps India ticking despite the intolerance

It is huge, secular yet personally religious, chaotic yet focused, divided on unmarked personal lines yet united as a nation.

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POLITICS

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How a Pakistani views India's beef ban

Pluralism and coexistence of diversity are not merely words, but the backbone of your billion-plus people.

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POLITICS

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India and Pakistan must redefine their shared patriotism

It's not about a film like 'Phantom' that sets out to eliminate terrorists. It is about giving justice to all victims of terrorism.

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LIFE

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A melancholic autumn and my reflections on life

As the body goes through its motions, the mind drifts along like an unstrung kite on a cloudy November afternoon.

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POLITICS

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Impossibility of bans. Be it in Pakistan or India

Do we throw our Louboutins at you when you object to our liberal views, our way of life?

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POLITICS

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Aarushi to Sheena: What makes butchering a child so easy?

Tragic as their brutal murders are, they wouldn't be the last victims.

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POLITICS

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Why peace between India and Pakistan is jinxed

The Kashmir issue is not merely a war of words and egos; it is delineated in the blood of many military and civilian lives on both sides.

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POLITICS

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How political realities of Pakistan and India are the same

The mechanism of voting into power - the tried, tested and failed - is almost a global phenomenon.

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