Pakistan Unveiled
Pakistan is a country of contradictions - full of promise for growth, modernity and progress, yet shrouded by political, social and cultural issues that undermine its quest for identity and integrity. My bimonthly column "Pakistan Unveiled" presents stories that showcase the Pakistani struggle for freedom of expression, an end to censorship, and a more open and balanced society.
Bina Shah is a Karachi-based journalist and fiction writer and has taught writing at the university level. She is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories. She is a columnist for two major English-language newspapers in Pakistan, The Dawn and The Express Tribune, and she has contributed to international newspapers including The Independent, The Guardian, and The International Herald Tribune. She is an alumnus of the International Writers Workshop (IWP 2011).
  • Francesca Borri
    This Woman’s Work

    Bina Shah discusses Francesca Borri, a female journalist covering the Syrian War, and how war psychologically damages men and women in the same way.

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  • Pakistan Bombing March 3, 2013
    The Shia Genocide

    Bina Shah discusses the plight of the Shia Muslims, a group in Pakistan being targeted by militants who believe they need to be destroyed or driven out.

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  • CAPTION
    Islamophobia, Inc.

    Bina Shah discusses the “Islamophobia” trend, in which media and other groups portray Islam-American relations in a negative light for money-making purposes.

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