Bina Shah is a writer living in Karachi, Pakistan. The author of several novels and collections of short stories, she holds degrees from Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her latest novel, A Season For Martyrs, will be published in early 2014.
02 July 2014 03:46 PM
No fashion faux pas here: everything in the collection is beautiful – and halal
27 February 2014 04:30 PM
A petition was started calling the video "blasphemous" and "distasteful"
10 January 2014 10:45 AM
This latest batch of research reveals more about the people asking the questions than the subjects of the survey
18 September 2013 03:46 PM
My own views on the veil were challenged by a niqab-wearing student
17 May 2013 11:12 AM
Yes, these men have been taught that white girls have no value, but this attitude is neither representative of all Pakistani Muslim culture, nor exclusive to it
19 March 2013 10:59 AM
In Pakistan, women occupy a difficult place in society. They are the receptacles of society’s expectations and never allowed to be human beings, or individuals
14 February 2013 11:41 AM
We Pakistanis do not need foreigners arguing our case to the International Court of the Media. We need to pull up our boots and transform ourselves
04 December 2012 12:00 AM
Some Pakistanis and Indian Muslims claim Arab ancestry, which is often a huge source of contention.
Malala Yousufzai, the Taliban's reign of terror, and the brutal cost of cowardice in today's Pakistan
11 October 2012 04:01 PM
A novelist laments the suffering of a young Pashtun activist
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
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'Women, walk wherever you want' posters taken down in Stamford Hill following 'unacceptable' signs separating men and women
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
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