Well done Ali Zafar for helping Pakistani Squash player

Noorena Shams could not believe the fact that it was her ‘real hero’ Ali Zafar who helped her out with sponsorship, so that she could take part in the Asian Squash Tournament.

Apparently, Ali Zafar is not only a versatile, talented artist of note but he also has a big heart and tends to help . . . → Read More: Well done Ali Zafar for helping Pakistani Squash player

Islam has already had a reformation and it didn’t make the faith more pluralistic

In recent months, cliched calls for reform of Islam, a 1,400-year-old faith, have intensified. “We need a Muslim reformation,” announced Newsweek. “Islam needs reformation from within,” said the Huffington Post. Following January’s massacre in Paris, the Financial Times nodded to those in the west who believe the secular Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, . . . → Read More: Islam has already had a reformation and it didn’t make the faith more pluralistic

The underreported struggle of Sahrawi women

On June 15, 2014 I witnessed groups of peaceful demonstrators beaten to the ground and forcefully moved off of the streets and followed to their homes. Most shockingly, a woman was punched in the face and moved off of the sidewalk into the path of oncoming traffic.

Every 15th of the month there is an . . . → Read More: The underreported struggle of Sahrawi women

Women Commando become part of K-P Police

For the first time in history, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to induct female police commandos, currently being trained to fight militancy in the province.

Some 35 female police commandos are undergoing training at the Nowshera police training centre. Officials said that K-P Inspector General Police Nasir Durrani felt that female police commandos needed to . . . → Read More: Women Commando become part of K-P Police

The idea marathon to help Pakistan

(By Purvi Thacker ) New York University’s Kimmel Auditorium is usually reserved for award ceremonies, student performances and panel discussions. But on the last weekend of September, the sprawling space was littered with long tables and chairs, multiple power outlets, extension cords, laptops, notebooks, stationary and plenty of coffee. A group of approximately 35 people, . . . → Read More: The idea marathon to help Pakistan

The Muslim heroes of World War II

Noor Inayat Khan led a very unusual life. She was born in 1914 to an Indian Sufi mystic of noble lineage and an American half-sister of Perry Baker, often credited with introducing yoga into America. As a child, she and her parents escaped the chaos of revolutionary Moscow in a carriage belonging to Tolstoy’s son. . . . → Read More: The Muslim heroes of World War II

Muslim fighter women who stood up for a cause

This week saw the death of two extraordinarily brave women in the Middle East. The first, in Iraq, was Ummayyah Naji Jabara, the daughter of a Sunni tribal leader who had been assassinated by Al Qaeda seven years ago.

Jabara became a politician herself, an advisor to the governor of Salahuddin . . . → Read More: Muslim fighter women who stood up for a cause

Sisterhood & After: A history of Feminism

Tonight the East London Fawcett Society is holding a debate on the legacy of feminist campaigners from the Second Wave, 50 Years of Feminism. This event, chaired by the Southbank’s Jude Kelly, has been inspired by and is being held in partnership with The British Library’s new feminist oral history project, Sisterhood and . . . → Read More: Sisterhood & After: A history of Feminism

Spreading thy tentacles

Saudi Arabia’s benevolence seems to have offended more than it has appeased the average Pakistani. Can $1.5 million really make it to the world records as the most expensive gift? Perhaps that is another world record the Punjabi Chief Minister must contemplate over submitting. Are we sugarcoating aid now? Perhaps yes we are. But Pakistan . . . → Read More: Spreading thy tentacles

Online entrepreneur women of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: As many as 6,000 women entrepreneurs in urban and rural areas of Pakistan are now successfully marketing their homemade products online.

This was made possible after they got digital marketing training under the “Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme” offered by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which started in 2011.

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