Nadia Tariq-Ali


To Ensure Stability in South Asia, Protection of Religious Minorities a Must

February 3, 2016


At the South Asian Forum for Minorities (SAFM) last week, prominent parliamentarians, government functionaries, civil society activists, and journalists put forward a first-ever call to action to the leaders of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation…


Signs of Hope for Pakistan’s Religious Minorities

December 9, 2015


The last few years have seen some of the most brutal attacks against Pakistan’s religious minority communities, estimated to make up approximately 3-5 percent of the total population of over 190 million.


Does Mukhtaran Mai Verdict Mean Failure for Pakistan’s Women’s Rights Movement?

June 1, 2011


In April, Mukhtaran Mai had to relive the most excruciating memory of her life when the Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitted all but one of the accused in her rape case. The decision elicited a sharp reaction from civil society groups and media organizations in Pakistan.


Reinventing Pakistan: A Closer Look at the Status of Women

March 3, 2010


The status of women has long been a source of political controversy in Pakistan. The country’s former military ruler, General Zia ul-Haq, enforced the draconian Hudood Ordinance in 1979, launching his infamous Islamization program that created tremendous hardships for women living in Pakistan. For example, it is well-documented that many unfortunat… Read more


In Pakistan: Homeless in their Homeland

June 17, 2009


United Nations officials have described the recent displacement of Pakistanis as the biggest humanitarian crisis since the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. It is also the largest dislocation of people in the region since the partition of the South Asian subcontinent in 1947 and, arguably, the worst crisis facing Pakistan since Bangladesh separated from Pak… Read more