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  • Civil society activists demand protection for Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum chairman

    A group of civil society representatives appealed to the Sindh government on Monday to take notice of alleged high handedness of a provincial minister's brother who is accused of harassing Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) Chairman Syed Mohammad Ali Shah...

    Speaking at a press conference in Hyderabad, they urged the civil society, media and rights bodies to rise to the occasion to save Shah, whose life they said is at stake in the...

  • Case registered against housing society after 10 years

    RAWALPINDI: Ten years after the Punjab forest department lodged a complaint against Bahria Town, a case was registered on Thursday on charges of kidnapping, illegal detention and occupation of government land...

    On October 11, 2005, a senior forest department official, Jamil Ahmed, had lodged a complaint with the police stating that the Bahria Town administration was cutting trees from government land in Loi Bher
  • When society blamed me for my miscarriage

    In this day and age, where talk of female empowerment is all the rage, our society needs to sort out its priorities, weed out antiquated values and beliefs to replace them with tolerance and understanding...

    I often ask ladies who seek empowerment: Do you consider your fellow females to be your equal? Do you have it in you to accept them for who they are, to tolerate their choices, to empathise with their unique situation and not...

  • Police help sought for operation against unauthorised housing society

    ISLAMABAD: After facing strong resistance from the landlords recently, the city managers on Friday sought help from the police and the local administration to carry out an operation against an unauthorised housing society in Shah Allah Ditta...

    The CDA said it was going to take action against the society and other unauthorised constructions in Zone III and Margalla Hills National Park on the directives of Supreme Court...

  • SOCIETY: OUT OF OUR HANDS

    That access was shut down due to the turbulent conditions in the Middle East, Russia’s strained relations with Ukraine and Pakistan’s spiky relationship with India...

    ”But things changed once Pakistan lost access to these markets...

  • SOCIETY: DOCTORS AND FRIENDSHIP

    A woman in Pakistan who has allowed a man to give her a physical exam on medical grounds is within her rights to feel very creeped out if that exam is used as pretext for an online friendship...

    Given the number of VIPs who are trafficked through Pakistan’s premier medical institution, if AKUH caved in to them so easily, we’d see medical staff being fired left and right all the time...

  • SOCIETY: GATHERING THE CREATIVE NOMADS

    A writer, professor and civil society activist from the University of Sindh, Sindhu built a cafe at the Sindh Museum to offer a space for creative people and intellectuals from Hyderabad and other parts of Sindh where they would engage in lively discussions...

    Additionally, Khanabadosh offers opportunities to many upcoming musicians, singers and artists from remote areas of Pakistan...

  • SOCIETY: BETTING ON PIGEONS

    Three nights before Eidul Azha, nine-year-old Iqru went to bed hungry because he was too angry to eat...

    He and his 14-year-old brother had had such a violent fight that women from the neighbourhood had to pry them apart
  • SOCIETY: AN INCOMPLETE WOMAN

    While Sonia and her husband made the decision to wait before starting a family, most couples in Pakistan constantly feel the pressure to have children as soon as possible after marriage...

    As with most other things in the country’s patriarchal society, the major burden of having a child falls on women...

  • Our ‘civil society’

    ABOUT 20 years ago, ‘civil society’ was touted as the final frontier of democratisation...

    Even before it came to Pakistan, ‘civil society’ had birthed a purportedly independent workers movement in Poland called Solidarity which triggered the end of the Cold War...

  • Broken society

    ON Friday evening, I emailed my editor to suggest I write a piece on the growing number of targeted attacks against women in Pakistan...

    Then came the horrifying news of Sabeen Mahmud’s assassination, and with it the realisation that a society we fool ourselves into thinking is fragile is actually completely broken...

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