Mehr Tarar

OPEN TO OPINION

Tarar Square

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

VOICES

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What if a Pakistani voter prefers NOTA over Imran Khan, Sharifs or Bhuttos

As the 2018 general elections beckon, I’m not very sure about my voting choice.

VARIETY

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Truth behind why child sexual assaults and abductions are on the rise in Pakistan

Many young victims, grappling with issues of self-confidence and vulnerability, wait for justice.

VARIETY

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How goodbyes in love are a recipe for heartache

He held her tight, wordlessly, and she buried her head in his chest, scared to open her eyes. They kiss.

LIFE

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How not to spend December 31

Life happens in that very moment when slivers of the best of humanity shine breaking the ebony stillness of pain and loss.

VOICES

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How being a Muslim helps me be a better human being

Islam teaches me to practise my beliefs, and not to protest against anyone else's faith, unless there is a direct threat to mine.

POLITICS

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Why no one is bothered about who forms the government in Pakistan

The rich in the country do not care as long as their interests are not in danger of being torpedoed by the new government in Islamabad.

ART & CULTURE

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A Pakistani fan of Shashi Kapoor's pays a tribute

He was that one thing only a very few men would ever be described as: beautiful.

POLITICS

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Blame Islamic fundamentalists, not Ahmadis for ruining Pakistan

Faith is personal. Faith is the human connection to the divine. Faith, or lack thereof, is to be judged only by God.

ART & CULTURE

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POLITICS

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How Pakistan's politicians are dragging the country to hell

A corruption-free and democratically stronger country will not only be good for its people but the entire region.