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

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

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…

Pakistani Rural Women help revitalize Economy

Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – Out of great disasters come great opportunities. This notion has fascinated and revived the humanity out of hardships since the earliest days. As Pakistan shifts from relief to recovery phase in the post-flood scenario, the focus was the rebuilding livelihoods. During these hard times, Pakistani women have emerged as the strength… Read More Pakistani Rural Women help revitalize Economy

Why is the Media Portrayal of our Society so bleak?

Tragedy, death toll, wreckage, bloodshed, in short human misery and suffering is all what people in Pakistan have been witnessing on their television sets since the last few weeks. Apart from the dead ones, even the living beings presented on the TV are in such miserable condition that your heart goes out to them the instant you see… Read More Why is the Media Portrayal of our Society so bleak?

Pakistan’s first International Youth Conference and Festival (IYCF)

Youth – ‘the ambassadors of peace’ Sana Jamal The saying that “youth lives on hope, and old age on memories” reminds us of the very fact that the young generation is the hope and strength of any nation and if the young ones are cultured & well-educated, they can prove to be an asset for… Read More Pakistan’s first International Youth Conference and Festival (IYCF)