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February 20, 2019 Saima Baig no responses

Of tribes, propaganda and the search for reason

The only way to deal with a post truth world is to be objective about tribal affiliations and understand our predilection to tribal stories. Read

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The jihadi bride and moral dilemma

Shamima Begum, the British jihadi bride, wants to return to the UK after spending almost 4 years with the Islamic State. Should she be allowed back? Read

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January 30, 2019 Saima Baig Agency,Hijab,Islam no responses

The myth of the hijabi woman’s agency

If you dig deep into the bedrock of this, it is clear. This agency is very limited. That is how patriarchy and religion have modernised themselves: by inventing the myth of the agency of women, especially veiled women. It has told them that they are making a choice, and have […]

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November 1, 2018 Saima Baig no responses

A new day for Pakistan? The Aasia Bibi Verdict

Aasia Bibi, imprisoned for almost nine years and who was on death row for blasphemy has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Read

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The Case of Jamal Khashgoggi

On Saudi Arabia, its despicable human rights record and how it has murdered one of its citizens in its own embassy in Turkey. Read

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BLASPHEMY: PAKISTAN’S CURSE

Khan is new to this political game; he is going to test the waters very gently. There is no expectation that he will do away with the blasphemy laws and/or make any strides towards a more liberal and free society. I predict that more freedoms will be curtailed and there […]

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June 28, 2018 Saima Baig cannabis,legalize it,marijuana,UK no responses

Legalize it

(Published in Sedaa_Our Voices) The UK needs to legalize cannabis Read

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PAKISTAN AND THE NEW EAST INDIA COMPANY

(Published in Sedaa-Our Voices) “In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions shape the chiefs of state,” said Charles de Montesquieu. On Pakistan and how its army controls it. Read

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September 3, 2017 Saima Baig no responses

Not Beating The Domestic Staff Doesn’t Necessarily Mean You Have Empathy For Them

(Published in Dunya Blogs) Most of the domestic staff in this country is paid less than the minimum wage. They hardly get to see their families because most live away from them. We need to see their lack of privilege. We need to understand it. We need to be people […]

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I’ve Just Become An Organ Donor. Here’s Why You Should Be One As Well

(Published in Dunya Blogs) Your heart, liver, lungs or corneas can save a life or enable someone to see. It is better than becoming worm food. As your last living act, give the gift of life to someone else – be an organ donor. Read More.

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