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
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
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