WILL SOMEONE STAND AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY AND MISCONDUCT IN PAKISTAN?

WILL SOMEONE STAND AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY AND MISCONDUCT IN PAKISTAN?

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding inside Pakistan as thousands of citizens from every walk of life are protesting against the prime minister after his mega corruption was exposed in Panama papers. The Papers appear to have badly dented the credibility of the Prime Minister. Sharif made a couple of media appearances but failed to reply to Panama Leaks revelations. Citizens, […]

TRIP TO KASHMIR

TRIP TO KASHMIR

With plenty of photos filling my SD card, it was the smallest feature that began to fascinate more as time went on. Nothing could be more pleasant than knowing that I can choose to go from the funny and noisy videos of Ruqaeya and Hussain to the peaceful scenery above and around the motel. Throughout the month of July, Ayesha […]

SHIA GENOCIDE — A CRUEL REALITY

SHIA GENOCIDE — A CRUEL REALITY

Countless incidents of target killings, blasts and violence attacks on Imam Bargahs, Majalis and Shia communities can tell us that a person’s faith can determine the kinds of interactions he or she will have with the society—and how likely it is that he or she will survive the encounter. At this point, this reality is largely beyond debate. Yet the topic […]

WHAT DO PAKISTANI WOMEN WANT

WHAT DO PAKISTANI WOMEN WANT

Hey Farzana! Oh dear, your skin looks terrible. I could barely recognize you. You’ve got this awful acne. OMG I can’t believe your skin has tanned this much. Why aren’t you taking care of it? Have you seen some skin specialist? I’ve heard it has something to do with your hormones? Are you fine? Why don’t you try a new […]

MY BEAUTIFUL GRANDMOTHER

MY BEAUTIFUL GRANDMOTHER

I lost my father at a very young age and since then I believed that death of a loved one is the most challenging thing a person can face. The sorrow breaks us down and the helplessness brings us to our knees. But watching my grandmother struggle through cancer, compound all those emotions. I wanted to help her, to ease […]

THE LEGACY WE LIVE WITH

THE LEGACY WE LIVE WITH

The treatment of minorities in the judicial system, under the blasphemy law, has become the most profound human rights crisis facing Pakistan in 2016. SC’s failure to hold the pressure of religious fanatics and refusal to Asia Bibi’s final appeal hearing not only undermines any progress that we have made in ensuring NAP but also calls into doubt our faith in […]