The Rise of the Right
From The Editor

The Rise of the Right

As thousands of workers and supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaaik Pakistan (TLP) threatened to stage a protest in Islamabad, claiming that the government had broken the deal they had come to, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government…

Our First Year
From The Editor

Our First Year

With the issue in your hand, we celebrate the first anniversary of Narratives, nursed and nurtured with the blood, sweat and money of working journalists. With the launch of Narratives as an independent journalistic endeavour,…

End of Empire?
From The Editor

End of Empire?

How ironic that within a week of abandoning the project to “emancipate” Afghan women, the Biden Administration faced another defeat: the Texas Supreme Court banned abortion six weeks into pregnancy. The Chair of the Feminist…

The Core Issue
From The Editor

The Core Issue

A secure and resilient marketplace is essential for our national security, economic security, and technological independence. COVID-19 has proved that the lack of domestic production of crucial antibiotics challenges our ability to counter threats —…

Review & Redress
From The Editor

Review & Redress

Since the inception of Pakistan, migrants have been organising collectively in different urban conditions in Karachi. Unsustainable population growth, environmental challenges, unregulated profiteering, and political mischief make the discussion and conceptualisation of Karachi 2.0 a…