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HerStory: Seven defining moments for the Pakistani woman

HerStory: Seven defining moments for the Pakistani woman

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By: RAFIA ZAKARIA  Begum Liaquat Ali Khan, talks on "Women of Pakistan" at Town Hall, in New York, New York. -Photo Courtesy: Truman Library. Begum Liaquat Ali Khan, talks on “Women of Pakistan” at Town Hall, in New York, New York. -Photo Courtesy: Truman Library.

They are the hardy flowers of an uncertain spring. Pakistani women are one half of a country that is unsure about their value, reluctant to invest in their welfare and ready to relegate them to the margins.

In this year 2014, against the…

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They called me TRAITOR کیا میں غدارہوں۔۔۔؟

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“Served army 45 years fought 2 measure wars became “GHAZI” served Pakistan judiciary, peace, corruption free presidential best armed defense policy. They called me TRAITOR”
~Pervez Musharraf

کیا میں غدارہوں۔۔۔؟
جنرل پرویزمشرف کا قوم سے سوال

( مصطفےٰؔ عزیزآبادی)
اپنے دل کی عدالت میں حاضر ہوئے
اے وطن آج تجھ سے سوالی ہوں میں
میں سپاہی ترا یا ہوں حرفِ غلط
تیرا عنواں یا نقشِ خیالی ہوں میں
میرے محبوب،…

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THE ENIGMATIC PAKHTUN

Pakistan - Talibanistan

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Recently a Pakhtun friend of mine who is doing his doctorate in Anthropology from a European university emailed me the following: “Nothing has damaged us Pakhtuns more than certain myths about our character that were not constructed by us”.

We were exchanging views on how some self-proclaimed experts on Pakhtun history and character in Pakistan were actually using the stereotypical aspects of…

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