Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’

On November 25, 2010, Pakistan People’s Party MNA Sherry Rehman, submitted a bill to the National Assembly seeking amendments to the Blasphemy laws. Since then, the Islamist parties of Pakistan have been in a tizzy. Aside from the announcement of two major rallies – one on December 31 and the other on January 8 – […]


Today I learnt a new statistic. 95 percent of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and degrading images online spaces are aimed at women. This is a global phenomenon but one that can be and is overlooked. After all, when we think of violence, it is physical assault that comes to mind. What takes place in […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=zardari&iid=9481057″ src=”http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9481057/france-president-sarkozy/france-president-sarkozy.jpg?size=500&imageId=9481057″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] As Fatima Bhutto or @fbhutto said on Twitter on August 2, ‘And the president buggers off to Europe on a five star jaunt. Typical. Violence hits Karachi this evening too.’ I would not put it in exactly the same words, and am not a great fan of […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=pakistan+fields&iid=9092908″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9092908/boys-plant-rice-field/boys-plant-rice-field.jpg?size=500&imageId=9092908″ width=”380″ height=”254″ /] After participating in the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum Climate Change Conference 2010, I began to question what makes thousands, tens of thousands Pakistanis leave their villages to come and work in the cities. They arrive with dreams and aspirations of making better lives for themselves, their […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=commercial+airline&iid=8656706″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/8656706/gov-imposes-stricter/gov-imposes-stricter.jpg?size=500&imageId=8656706″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] You would think going off to Europe for a week would be fun, yes? Think again if you’re taking a flight out of Karachi’s Jinnah Terminal. I’m one of those people who leaves home three and a half hours before my flight is meant to leave. For […]