Women’s role vital in addressing climate change: Experts

Women leaders discuss why women are the key to transforming society and helping communities become more climate resilient by Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD –  Nowhere are the effects of climate change being felt as severely as in the developing world and women primarily are on the front lines of  natural disasters and climate. But women, if fully empowered… Read More Women’s role vital in addressing climate change: Experts

Muniba Mazari named Pakistan’s first national Goodwill Ambassador

Islamabad – Pakistan’s young activist and artist, Muniba Mazari, has been named as Pakistan’s first female Goodwill Ambassador by UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. As the Goodwill Ambassador, she will work to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. “I am a strong supporter… Read More Muniba Mazari named Pakistan’s first national Goodwill Ambassador

Peshawar Army School victims struggling to cope one year on

Pakistan is observing the first anniversary of one of the deadliest terror attacks in its history – the black day when 141 people, including 132 schoolchildren, were brutally murdered by terrorists in Peshawar. One year has passed since the horrific Peshawar school massacre but there is still pain in hearts and tears in eyes. The… Read More Peshawar Army School victims struggling to cope one year on

Music and sports help children recover from Nepal quake

Nepal’s approach to dealing with children that have suffered through great trauma can set an example for other countries. “Playing games and singing songs bring smiles back on the faces of terrified children who were otherwise too scared to come to school.” By Sana Jamal (for Crisis Response Journal) KATHMANDU, (Nepal) – The crumbled buildings and… Read More Music and sports help children recover from Nepal quake

Security, honesty and professionalism led Pakistani-American surgeon to make U.S. home

By Sana Jamal (for The Forum) FARGO (North Dakota, US) — Dr. Ahmed Abdullah, a plastic surgeon, husband, dad of twin boys and proud resident of Fargo, had a dream of being a surgeon. His journey from Pakistan to the United States has led him to become a renowned plastic surgeon with 22 years of national… Read More Security, honesty and professionalism led Pakistani-American surgeon to make U.S. home

Karachi heat wave calamity – an eye-opener for Pakistan to act on Climate Change

Lessons to learn from Karachi Heatwave 2015 Sana Jamal Cool breezes, frothy clouds, plentiful trees, clean roads with less traffic and trams running on some – this is how the old generation Karachiites remember their beloved city – a memory cherished often and prompted by the recent harsh heat wave. This beautiful memory of pre-1990… Read More Karachi heat wave calamity – an eye-opener for Pakistan to act on Climate Change

My Karachi is crying for help, Pakistan’s non-functional Government looks on…

In extreme temperatures, I would make sure to remain in an air-conditioned room as long and bear the noisy generator or UPS when the power is off. Cool showers, chilled juices, staying indoors are the ways I adopt to beat the heat. And when the heat really gets on my nerves, I craft cranky tweets,… Read More My Karachi is crying for help, Pakistan’s non-functional Government looks on…