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

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