Mehr Tarar

OPEN TO OPINION

Tarar Square

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

VARIETY

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For Pakistani media, Nawaz Sharif's return is bigger news than killing of 128 people in Balochistan blast

The country's media went into a frenzy, giving minute-to-minute detail of the return of the former PM and his daughter Maryam from London.

POLITICS

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What 10-year jail term for Nawaz Sharif says about Pakistan's politics

The covert or blatant interference of the establishment in the civilian realm of governance is a stark reality of Islamabad of which there is no denial.

ART & CULTURE

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Why women in my stories are not victims but survivors

They have always had a voice. It is just that the voice was on mute.

POLITICS

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Why Pakistan election could be Imran Khan's last shot at power

The PTI chief at 65 doesn’t have time to waste, and much to change.

VOICES

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Will Pakistan's daughter Khadija Siddiqi ever find justice

The legal system of the country has made a victim feel like a criminal.

POLITICS

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Will any Pakistani prime minister ever complete a full term in office

A four-letter word can literally and metaphorically change the destiny of the Islamic country.

VARIETY

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Khadija Siddiqi was stabbed 23 times. Her story is far from over

Lahore High Court will pronounce its judgment tomorrow after final hearing.

VOICES

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How Indians and Pakistanis trolled me on Twitter

People are not 280 characters. Don’t be rash to condemn. Think, reflect, decide. Then tweet.

LIFE

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On this Mother’s Day, I think of all the lessons I have learnt from my son

Because of him I don’t cry easily. Because of him I laugh with all of me.

VARIETY

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How Pakistan has failed its Hazara minority community

It is deeply painful to see Pakistanis protesting for their fundamental right — the right to live.