Pakistan is one of many developing nations on the front line of climate change, with its struggling economy further strained by severe weather events. The developing world cannot wait any longer for rich countries to act as climate injustice grows worse.
The annual Aurat March that brings together Pakistani women to raise a collective voice against oppression is often dismissed as a Western gimmick. Given the prevalence of mindsets that lead to violence against women and the normalisation of this violence, however, the women’s movement must continue.
Widespread approval of the Taliban in Pakistan reflects the misogyny in both countries’ governance and politics. The fear is that developments in Afghanistan will embolden extremist narratives in Pakistan and worsen the underlying gender inequalities.
Backchannel talks between India and Pakistan had succeeded in reducing tensions but failed to reach an agreement over Kashmir. Pakistan accusing India of instigating terror in its territory might be supported by China over a convergence of their interests.