[Originally published on The Express Tribune Blog] [Another version of this post was published in the Daily Times Op-ed page] “One refugee without hope is too many” is the message behind the UNHCR’s “One” campaign that started last week. On the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the United Nations General… Read More Refugees in Pakistan
Originally published on Movements.org: The Challenge In March 2007, military dictator General Pervez Musharraf unconstitutionally deposed the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhary. This caused the lawyers community
[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 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
[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
[Originally published in the The nation City page] ISLAMABAD – Sir Syed Memorial Society in collaboration with the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) organised a seminar titled ‘The Role of Youth and Society in Drug Abuse Prevention’ at the Sir Syed Memorial Society building here on Wednesday.