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Huda Z

Huda Z
International

How Prime Minister Khan Broke His Promises After His Election

It was the evening of July 25, 2018. The entire nation seemed to be so ecstatic about what they had just done, impatiently waiting for the results. It was the day of general elections and the nation was about to bring Imran Khan to power for the first time in the 22 years of his political career. The main reason behind Khan’s popularity was his eloquence. And like all the previous premieres, the glint of

International

The Saudi Crown Prince is Coming to Pakistan and Pakistanis Are Not Happy About It

A few months ago, the CIA released a report on the murder of the Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Ahmed Khashoggi, briefing that the brutal murder was conducted under the orders of the Saudi Crown Prince, Muhammad Bin Salman. Ever since, the royalty has become a thorn in the eyes of journalists and humanitarians worldwide. Let’s not forget that this murderous prince is also the architect of the on-going Saudi war on Yemen and directly responsible

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Mental Health

Here’s How Renderforest Is Helping Me Raise Awareness About Mental Health

There would hardly be anyone with a slight interest in psychology who wouldn’t have internally cringed at people misusing the names of mental illnesses to describe things that were anything but mental illnesses. In case you need an example, the other day I was scrolling through my Instagram and came across the Instagram stories of this slightly famous blogger, where she said that the disarray in her feed was giving her an OCD. Having experienced

Feminism

What These Pakistanis Girls Wish To Do If They Were Boys For A Day Might Shock You

Some time ago in a poll on my Instagram story, I asked Pakistani girls from among my followers a simple question: what they would do if they were to be guys for 24 hours and why. The results did not shock me, and I could relate to almost all of the answers. One respondent from Rawalpindi, Rameen, said: “Get out of my house and walk around the neighborhood.” And that, very plainly, is the reality

International

Why I Think Pakistan Is Still Colonized After Seventy Years Of Independence

Recently, I had a few discussions about the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, with my workmates. When we Pakistanis talk about the man who got us the freedom we have today, we often forget to talk about the freedom we still do not have. A few days ago in a tweet, the prime minister of Pakistan Imran khan taunted those who criticized his poultry plan calling them “colonized minds’’ and just like that, he

International

Where to Spot Irony in the Attitudes of the Preachers of Human Rights

Every year, the global community celebrates December 10 as the International Human Rights Day and the week it falls on as Human Rights Week to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. However, in the identities of the powers running the countries that observe it on the official level, and other countries who are vocal about human rights in general, I find

International

Why The Yemen Famine Doesn’t Feel New

There would hardly be an intellectual on earth at this moment that would be unaware of what is happening in Yemen – and because of whom it is happening, for that matter. Famine, dying children, water-less land, lifeless streets, haunting quietness, and deafening airstrikes is all but a part of the routine since over a year now. Despite all of this, I’d dare to say that this is not something the world has never seen

International

Here’s How the Week Of Islamic Unity Could Be A Ray Of Hope In A Divided Pakistan

The Week of Islamic Unity, as its name suggests, is a period of six days from the 12th to the 17th of the third month of the Islamic calendar, celebrated by Muslims belonging to different sects and denominations in an effort to promote unity between themselves. The ritual of celebrating this week was introduced to the Muslim community by Syed Rohullah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Democratic system of Iran. Ever after its introduction, it

International

Why World Leaders Are Planning To #DitchTheDollar

The U.S. dollar is the world’s greatest reserve currency, with around 63% of global reserves held in it. It also enjoys a special position as the fiat currency – or a currency widely relied upon by businesspeople worldwide – and as the primary currency in which international bilateral trading is done, even when the U.S. is not a party in the said deal. All this has given the U.S. dollar, and hence the country it

Feminism

Feminism vs. Hyperfeminism In Pakistan: Where to Draw the Line?

I recently came across an Instagram post by a popular feminist page in Pakistan, and this is what its caption said: “From university campuses to mosques… where is a girl free of the moral police, pray tell?” This is what got me thinking that we urgently need to have a debate about whether or not this comparison is valid. Personally, I don’t consider the above mentioned argument valid and don’t agree with the claim

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