Imran Khan’s comments about rape and purdah were taken out of context | Letter


Much is being made of comments by Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, on the observance of purdah in Islam and how, in certain cases, it may help in the avoidance of rape crimes (Outrage after Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames rape crisis on women, 25 June). It is to the credit of Imran Khan’s government … Read more

‘A haven for free-thinkers’: Pakistan creatives mourn loss of progressive arts space


Danial Shah turned to Sabeen Mahmud, for help with his first photo exhibition when all other organisations refused to show his work. Shah’s photographs cover political and cultural issues, such as local elections and women’s rights. Some refused to work with him on political grounds, while others did not reply at all. After a meeting … Read more