Shehrbano Saiyid leads mountaineering expedition through the Shimshal range

Much of the news that comes out of Pakistan is about dictators, drones and destruction, but 31-year-old Shehrbano Saiyid is one of the few Pakistanis who is trying to change the narrative of this beleaguered nation. She recently became the first Pakistani to lead an all-female mountaineering expedition through the Shimshal range in the Northern . . . → Read More: Shehrbano Saiyid leads mountaineering expedition through the Shimshal range

A tiny silver in the population

By Sanaa Jatoi

I come from a family with no male head of household. After my father’s passing in 2005, it has been my mother, my sisters and me. I have been privileged enough to make my own choices about how to live my life, but I have to admit that living in Pakistan in . . . → Read More: A tiny silver in the population

Women park cars better than men

Britain’s largest car park operator, NCP, put together a month-long experiment to determine whether men or women are more skilled at parking cars, and they found that women take home the prize.

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Family Planning Experts advise keeping girls in school

But experts warn against extreme measures, such as China’s ‘one child’ policy

CHICAGO — Former Irish President Mary Robinson was just making polite conversation when she asked an Ethiopian teenager about her wedding day.

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Four women kidnapped, ‘sold in Balochistan’

Four of the five women kidnapped fromSakhi Sarwar shrine following a suicide blast on April 3 have been sold in Barkhan district of Balochistan, Muhammad Sarfaraz, whose wife was among them was told.

Sarfaraz said he went to Barkhan and met some men who said they had been involved in trading women kidnapped and . . . → Read More: Four women kidnapped, ‘sold in Balochistan’

Let’s Crush A Baby!

An Indian ‘baba’, or healer, literally stands on the bodies of little babies claiming that this heals health problems. India also has the highest rate of forced marriages of underage girls, and systematic discrimination against citizens based on caste; women from the lowest caste are routinely raped. Male members of the lower caste are often . . . → Read More: Let’s Crush A Baby!

Racy Lesbian Pulp Fiction from Pakistan “Challawa” to be published in English

Steamy lesbian pulp fiction series, Challawa, once a household name in Pakistan, is to be published in English.

Bano’s sexploits, as related in the Challawa series of journals, were bestsellers in 1970s Pakistan, and were seen as mainstream literature.

The heroine of the series, Sabiho Bano, is a wealthy 35 year old Pakistani socialite who has a . . . → Read More: Racy Lesbian Pulp Fiction from Pakistan “Challawa” to be published in English

Unwanted trash?

Recently, I read the following on someone’s Facebook page: “One man asked another, who was Muslim, why their women covered themselves up. The man smiled and got two sweets. He unwrapped the first sweet and kept the other wrapped, before throwing them both on the floor. He then asked the first man, ‘If I asked you . . . → Read More: Unwanted trash?

Pakistan Women cricketers awarded central contracts

The Asian Games Champions

For the first time in Pakistan’s history, the women cricketers have been awarded central contracts, a month after winning the Asian Games gold.

While details of the contracts, to be awarded on January 1, have not been issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), a board spokesperson said that they . . . → Read More: Pakistan Women cricketers awarded central contracts

Pakistan beats Maldives 2-1 in women’s football

Pakistan Women’s Football Team outplayed Maldives 2-1 in the opening match of SAFF Women’s Football Championship at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on Tuesday.

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