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

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

A major achievement for women of Pakistan’s Punjab

The provincial government, announcing to observe March 8 this year as Women Empowerment Day, has passed the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2013, at the Punjab Assembly.

The bill aims at giving more opportunities of socio-economic development to women and eliminating all kinds of discriminations against them.

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KPK’s “adopt a school” to help boost quality education

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department is planning to launch a campaign for seeking support of the expatriate Pakistanis and well-off people in the country to adopt government schools and fund provision of missing facilities there, according to official sources.

They said that the individuals and donors would be requested through a . . . → Read More: KPK’s “adopt a school” to help boost quality education

Building peace from weapons

Young South Asians Explore Cooperation between India and Pakistan

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