Formerly a blogger and currently a contributor to Tehlka tv and a writer for Islamabad Post. Here are some of my selected works for various publications online. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Being Pakistanis, we don’t have to look far to be reminded of the evil that exist in our society, and at times, it threatens to consume us. And yet, as we mourn, I am reminded of some other important truths. Though it feels that the evil is winning, we still hope for a different end of this story. Because we still rest easy in the knowledge that there are some sane voices out there. Though weak and less in number, but seeing people standing against the terrorist’s ideology is a hope.
Most of the victims of violence and abuse suffer in silence and there are a very few who can find the strength to speak up or seek help. The question is what will you do to help the victims end this suffering?
The treatment of minorities in the judicial system, under the blasphemy law, has become the most profound human rights crisis facing Pakistan in 2016. SC’s failure to hold the pressure of religious fanatics and refusal to Asia Bibi’s final appeal hearing not only undermines any progress that we have made in ensuring NAP but also calls into doubt our faith in the rule of law.
The lack of compassion from my countrymen adds another layer of pain to the distress caused by the deaths themselves. Faraz’s unfortunate death, and the response to it, is just the another clear and cold reminder that we’re still not united against injustice, terrorism and sectarian violence.
The way our law enforcement forces are being used as a tool to inflict harm and terror upon the political opponents of government and unarmed civilians is wrong. This is unjust! It’s intolerable and it must be stopped! Not reduced, but STOPPED! And it will take determined mass resistance and protest to stop it.
Thanks to social media; Facebook, twitter and blogging that I got to interact with all of these amazing and beautiful people. My internet friends are one of the greatest blessings technology has bestowed upon my life – meeting people who walk parallel paths to my own.
From ‘Young Dracula Association’ to ‘Yahoodi Doctors Association’ – our society’s standards have gone way down.
According to a report education experts believe that the textbooks used in Pakistani schools include factual errors and are filled with hate content against non-Muslims which fuels the increasing levels of religious extremism and intolerance towards people with different faith in the society.
Law can’t fix these problems but a cultural change can. Beginning in the early childhood, social mores are in desperate need of reform. A moral collapse is destroying the foundations of our society. It’s a social problem and it needs a social response.
Despite what I’ve been experiencing my whole life, I remain hopeful that one day when someone will suffer at the hands of ASWJ or LEJ’s hatred and bigotry, my fellow countrymen will come out and stand beside the oppressed fighting for the right thing instead of diluting the issue by denying #ShiaGenocide.
All that a woman want is to be recognized and appreciated for who she is. All that she want is to be trusted. To be given a choice to wear what she likes, eat what she wants, dress the way she likes, study what she loves and be what she’s comfortable being and to be respected for the choices she has made for herself. All she wants is to be heard and to be accepted. Is that too much to ask?
Being a citizen of Pakistan & a medical student, I have got all the rights to ask you who gave you the right to stop me from going to my university and snatch my right of education from me? Who gave you the right to shut down the cities and directly affect the lives of billions of your own countrymen? Who gave you the right to stop the ambulances and kill patients? Who gave you the right to push the country toward a civil war and put the lives of my countrymen and your very own workers on stake?
The big question, however, remains: Shall we see the day when PTI will finally get rid of this whole youthia phenomenon?