[Originally published at Future Challenges] Malala Yousufzai first gained recognition in 2008 at age 11 when she took to the Press Club in Peshawar against the Taliban banning girls’ education in the Swat valley. She soon started writing an anonymous blog for the BBC as Gul Makai, chronicling the feelings of a young girl… Read More What Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize means for Pakistan and the world
[Originally published in the Daily Times Op-ed pages] The primary focus in the drone debate so far has remained on the civilian casualties. Drone attacks have mostly been concentrated in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA), and some in the South Waziristan Agency (SWA) of FATA in Pakistan. However, the impact of these killings in particular and… Read More Living Under Drones: the Psychological, Social, and Economic Impact of Drones in FATA.
[Originally published on FutureChallenges.org] As the most populated region in the world, South Asia can also boast the highest number of young people per world region as well, and this trend continues to grow driven by high birth rates. This means that in the near future there will be increasing numbers of young people looking… Read More Youth bulge in South Asia: Job creation must tap the potential
[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 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