Together for Pakistan – rebuilding hearts and homes

The majestic Hindu Kush mountains in Chitral, northern Pakistan, supposedly a rain-shadow area, were my vacation destination this July when I witnessed a rainstorm like never before – so devastating that the road links were cut off and flights cancelled to my hometown Islamabad, forcing my friends and me to extend our ‘vacation’ by another… Read More Together for Pakistan – rebuilding hearts and homes

Facebook and Pakistan

[Originally published in The Nation Opinion page] The Facebook event ‘Draw Muhammad Day’ indeed came as an offensive shock not only to Muslims around the world; but to all those who believe in tolerance and respect of others’ beliefs. Islamic tradition disallows the representation of the Prophet Muhammad in any state, but a special event

Save the Margallas

[Originally featured on the ExchangesConnect blog.] Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is celebrated during the third week of April every year with much fervour across the world to highlight the importance of the youth’s involvement in community development. Keeping the youth service tradition alive, YES Alumni Islamabad commemorated GYSD for the second successive year this… Read More Save the Margallas

Fundraiser held for children at Adiala Jail

[Originally published in The Nation City Page] ISLAMABAD – A fundraiser organised by TLC daycare in collaboration with the Future Leaders of Pakistan (FLP) for the children living at Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi, was held at the TLC Daycare here on Saturday. FLP is a not-for-profit youth organisation that works for welfare and awareness in Pakistani… Read More Fundraiser held for children at Adiala Jail