Mehr Tarar

OPEN TO OPINION

Tarar Square

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

POLITICS

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Why no Pakistani prime minister has finished a full term

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s appointment of Zia-ul-Haq as chief of army staff changed Pakistan’s destiny forever.

LIFE

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Love is not a mushy movie you watch over and over and that's all right

Reality is harsh, not Chanel-fragranced, not covered in exquisite Swiss chocolate, not attired in an impeccable, slim-cut, Zegna suit.

VOICES

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Twitter is toxic for women, and they too are responsible for it

Other than threats violence, there are not many things that men practise online that are not supported and promoted by legions of women.

VOICES

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VOICES

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Why Ahmadi Muslims are doomed in Pakistan

There are no sounds of a Sunday mass, bells of a temple, chants of Gurbani, or recitation of the Quran from an Ahmadi mosque in the country.

VARIETY

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How not to remember Sridevi

In disrespecting the memory of a beautiful actress, all of you have disrespected all who love her.

VARIETY

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Reactions to Imran Khan's third marriage show everything that is wrong with Twitter

The social media website puts everything one says or does under microscopic scrutiny of those who are hardly in the know.

VARIETY

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Love is not haram: How Pakistan celebrated Valentine's Day

My single status and non-existence of romance in my life have in no way diminished the importance of love and its manifestations for me.

VARIETY

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What survivors of sexual attacks can do

Silence is not a virtue when harassed, abused, brutalised or raped. Silence has been exploited as the biggest weapon to weaken females.

ART & CULTURE

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