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
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
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
“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.)
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s first International Youth Conference & Festival (IYCF) kicked off Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad on Monday which seeks to bring together 300 Pakistani and international delegates to inspire, encourage and empower the youth.
Edited Version published in Pakistan Observer (27 Nov. 2010) ISLAMABAD: At a time when the whole world is deeply concerned over Aasia Bibi’s death sentence for blasphemy issued by a local court, Pakistani citizens and human rights activists believe that the case of Aasia Bibi is no different than the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui… Read More Loud Voices for Aasia, Low Voices for Aafia
Edited version published in Pakistan Observer on Oct. 26, 2010 While dengue has existed since decades in many parts of the world in various forms, the killer disease emerged as a major health concern in Pakistan for last few years, and especially after the heavy floods in Pakistan, the disease has been witnessed on an… Read More Dengue Fever – Symptoms and Preventions
Edited news version printed in Pakistan Observer on Sept. 24, 2010. A three-day calligraphy workshop was sponsored by Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) for the art learners (from Sept. 21-23, 2010), which has truly injected a new life to the forgotten art of calligraphy among Pakistanis. The rare workshop was arranged by the… Read More Workshop on Calligraphy in Islambad
During the last few days, the country has been through almost all kinds of man-made and natural disasters. As if target killing on the streets of Karachi in the name of ethnic, political or personal rivalries and the military operation in the northern areas to wipe off the militants form the land of pure was… Read More Pakistan – in the line of disaster
“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..