Posts Tagged ‘child abuse’

The Silent Ones

29Sep09

[picapp src=”c/0/0/7/Refugees_Flee_Fighting_f790.jpg?adImageId=7267837&imageId=4817080″ width=”396″ height=”594″ /] Last week, a 13-year-old boy from Karachi’s Korangi neighbourhood was gang-raped by three men. The crime took place on the first night of Eidul Fitr. That’s right. When you and I were having dinner with our families or doing whatever we do to celebrate the holiday, a boy was screaming […]


News of three-year-old Sana’s death sparked disturbing memories for Naveen Naqvi. [picapp src=”9/8/7/a/Refugees_Flee_Fighting_602f.jpg?adImageId=7266299&imageId=4816964″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] I’m not sure how old I was, but I figure I was in kindergarten then because I was learning how to count and write my ABCs. I would pretend that the letter ‘a’ in the lower case was a […]


Naveen Naqvi feels less optimistic than most. [picapp src=”d/1/2/4/Pakistan_Military_Oversees_558b.jpg?adImageId=7266414&imageId=5387962″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] A headline in Dawn recently read, ‘Most Pakistanis see Taliban, Al Qaeda as threat: survey.’ This story was doing the rounds on Twitter, and as one young woman tweeted the link, she commented: This is our glimmer of hope! Is it indeed that? […]