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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Peshawar school massacre: December 16 is not Pakistan's 9/11. It is the lowest of humanity

The total number of the dead on that day is reported to be 144-150. Survivors tell stories that chill your blood. They have scars that won't go for a long, long time.

VOICES

 |  Tarar Square  |   8-minute read

If Priyanka Chopra were Priyank Chopra, would there have been so much to write about?

To be an unapologetic careerist with a global agenda and an achiever with no stopwatch and preconceived rules does not make Chopra a “global scam artist.”

POLITICS

 |  Tarar Square  |   7-minute read

Aasia bibi released, opening of Kartarpur corridor: This is how Imran Khan's Naya Pakistan looks like

The government is new, it is untested, it has five years to prove itself, and it has a new test every day.

POLITICS

 |  Tarar Square  |   7-minute read

What is the truth behind Imran Khan's alleged U-turns?

Imran Khan's comment that Hitler and Napoleon suffered huge defeats as they did not take U-turns has, as usual, drawn flak.

POLITICS

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Pakistan has got a national pastime. It's blaming Imran Khan

His government is just three months old. But criticism seems to have commenced before the tea-and-biscuit ceremony after his swearing-in ended.

POLITICS

 |  Tarar Square  |   8-minute read

Asia Bibi verdict: What is happening in Pakistan now is blasphemy

Allah’s Quran does not have a worldly punishment for blasphemy. It teaches forgiveness.

POLITICS

 |  Tarar Square  |   7-minute read

Why the only thing unchanged in Pakistan is its new Prime Minister Imran Khan

The IMF bailout, Saudi or/and Chinese loans/aid is not a U-turn of a leader who never wanted to go this way.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Tarar Square  |   8-minute read

Why we must tell our sons that our daughters need to be loved, not protected

The entire concept of male protection of a female is troubling. A daughter is not a little princess that needs to be locked up in a tower.

VOICES

 |  Tarar Square  |   9-minute read

#MeToo is not a battle of the sexes. It's about agency of an individual

Women and men together will redraw the lines, remap the dynamics, and create a world that is safe, kind, attentive, responsive and empathetic.

VOICES

 |  Tarar Square  |   5-minute read

To all who did not get their old self back, and to those who did

She kept lying still, curled like a comma under the white duvet.