City of slights

WHEN AMNA ABBASdecided to move out, she held a little tea party to introduce her prospective roommate to her parents—a modern twist on the old notion of chai pe bulaana. She’d found her on a women-only Facebook group for roommates and rented properties in Karachi. They all gathered in the...

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Afterlives of the Empress

For a version of this comic in Urdu, click here. Illustrated by Aziza Ahmad & reporting by Zuha Siddiqui. AZIZA AHMADis an illustrator and graphic designer from Karachi, currently based in Stockholm. ZUHA SIDDIQUIis assistant editor at Soch...

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Karachi’s Missing Children

[TW: Violent imagery, death] Station House Officer Nadeem Baig met me at his office at the Liaqatabad police station in Karachi – a region where a number of infanticide cases have been reported. I sat down, he offered me a cup of tea, we exchanged pleasantries and he told me about his...

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Unexplained abductions in Karachi

Six activists were illegally abducted in Karachi on Sunday the 22nd of August. The activists were kidnapped after attending a Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) solidarity protest, held at the Karachi Press Club. Their whereabouts are still unknown and there have been no cases registered against...

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