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
[Originally published in The Nation] Swat has been well-known in Pakistan throughout its history. Initially home to the flourishing Gandhara civilisation 3000 BC; then dubbed as the ‘Switzerland of Pakistan’ for its scenic beauty, a ski resort and a plethora of tourist resorts. However, for the past few years it has been in the news for… Read More The Land of Perseverance
Originally published on the Dawn blog. As part of the Future Leaders of Pakistan’s (FLP) flood relief efforts, a team of volunteers, with a truck- full of relief goods travelled to Saidu Sharif in Swat on August 13. We travelled by bus, the ride taking us four-and-a half-hours from Islamabad with the heavy rainfall making the journey even… Read More At a complete standstill
[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
[Originally published in The Nation City page] ISLAMABAD – Whereas it is a must for everyone to take steps to conserve water in order to minimise the risk of a severe water shortage and wastage of electricity, it is also for the authorities concerned to take measures to ensure that water is not being wasted.
[Originally published in The Nation City Page] ISLAMABAD – With the current drought prolonging through the winter, it is of utmost importance for each and every citizen of the country to try to conserve as much water as possible. A recent World Bank report declared Pakistan as one of the 17 countries that were currently facing a… Read More Some useful tips to conserve precious water
[Originally published in The Nation City Page] ISLAMABAD – Litter can be seen accumulated on the ground at various public places in the Federal capital, despite Islamabad unarguably being the cleanest city in the country. This is not entirely because the residents of the city lack civic sense, but because they are not always given… Read More CDA needs to do more on disposing of trash