Stop Animal Cruelty

Stop Animal Cruelty

By Rahim Melpan  Whether at home, on the farms, or at the dinner table, animals play an important role in everyday human life.   They serve as companions, a source of livelihood, entertainment, inspiration, food (of course), and for clothing to people all across the world.   Yet animals can...

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Chowk Wazir Khan – Rehabilitating Urban Space in the Walled City of Lahore

Chowk Wazir Khan – Rehabilitating Urban Space in the Walled City of Lahore

Saad Khalid The newly restored Chowk Wazir Khan, the historic forecourt adjoining the Wazir Khan Mosque, is due to open in March 2017. The restoration of this historical cultural space is a project of the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP), in conjunction with the Walled City of Lahore Authority...

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A Letter to Chairman NAB

A Letter to Chairman NAB

Dear Mr. Chairman, Encouraged by your press statement, in which you have said that eradication of corruption is one of NAB’s top priorities (published 8th March, 2017), I would like to draw your attention towards a major issue that emerged in the wake of the Attabad landslide disaster and the resultant...

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For the women of this Chitral village, getting water everyday is an uphill task

For the women of this Chitral village, getting water everyday is an uphill task

By Gul Hammad Farooqi  Chitral: Women in Shali village of Chitral have to go through a tiresome and risky exercise everyday to fulfill their water needs. The women, holding bucket and drums, climb down a 1,000 feet high hill, get water from the river, and then climb up. Located 50km away...

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