What Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize means for Pakistan and the world

[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

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