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

Attacks on Educationists hamper Progress in Balochistan: HR report

Published in Pakistan Observer (14 Dec. 2010) Nationalist, sectarian and militant groups are engaged in killing of teachers and harming educational institutions resulting in hampering development in Balochistan, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released here on Monday. The 40-page HRW report, “‘Their Future is at Stake’: Attacks on Teachers and Schools in… Read More Attacks on Educationists hamper Progress in Balochistan: HR report

‘Say No to Corruption’ on World Anti-Corruption Day (9 Dec.)

“Corruption is authority plus monopoly minus transparency.” It is a general perception that corruption in Pakistan is increasing with rapid pace and it not only destroying the society but also the economy of country. This belief has been confirmed recently by the latest Transparency International Index which has ranked Pakistan as the 34th corrupt nation… Read More ‘Say No to Corruption’ on World Anti-Corruption Day (9 Dec.)

Counting miseries..

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is statistic.” Here are the statistics: Cost to Agriculture: US$1,000,000,000 (US$ 1 Billion in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa only) Pakistanis Affected: 2,500,000 (including incidents of disease and displacement and with rising threats of epidemics) Households needing help: 100,000 (Mostly in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa) People still waiting to… Read More Counting miseries..