Brilliant and resilient women of Pakistan celebrate their achievements

Around 100 amazing Pakistani women gathered to celebrate their achievements and vowed to remove barriers to create an inclusive society for all. “Disability is not a disease but a lifestyle! We have to come forward together to change society’s attitudes and not ourselves” young and energetic Anam Khan declared. Anam’s claim visibly resonated in the… Read More Brilliant and resilient women of Pakistan celebrate their achievements

Pakistan’s industrial 9/11: Survivors to receive US$5 million in compensation from Germany

Landmark compensation arrangement reached on 4th anniversary of deadly Pakistan factory fire After four years of struggle and suffering the victims of Pakistan’s deadliest industrial accident will receive some financial relief from Germany. Survivors and families of workers killed in 2012 Ali Enterprises garment factory in Baldia, Karachi, will receive compensation of US$5 million from… Read More Pakistan’s industrial 9/11: Survivors to receive US$5 million in compensation from Germany

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

U.S. Senator Hoeven backs Afghan peace peace, urges allies to deploy troops against ISIS

U.S. Senator Hoeven backs peace process in Afghanistan, opposes Iran deal, urges allies to deploy troops against ISIS By Sana Jamal FARGO (North Dakota) – An influential American Senator John Hoeven has backed a negotiated settlement of Afghan crisis and urged regional states to deploy troops to fight ISIS. In an interview with Pakistan Observer… Read More U.S. Senator Hoeven backs Afghan peace peace, urges allies to deploy troops against ISIS

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

Sana Jamal: Pakistani Journalist Sees Contrast Between US Policies and People

By Sana Jamal (for The Forum) The fancy world of Hollywood movies and TV attracted me to the United States, but the real world of politics, wars and terrorism dominated my mind with apprehensions about the American people and officials before my first official trip. There are two views of the U.S. in Pakistan. America in… Read More Sana Jamal: Pakistani Journalist Sees Contrast Between US Policies and People