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Nazia Parveen, FATA’s First Female Athlete

Posted July 24th, 2014 at 8:16 pm (UTC+0)
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Written by Niala Mohammad and Wagma Jalawan “Don’t Think Just Because You are a Girl You Can’t do Something.” This tenacious tribalite has done more than climb rocks. She has challenged the cultural norms of a society where women are hidden in the shadows of men. Her goal is to win an Olympic gold medal […]

The Grand Bazaar-Turkey

Posted July 16th, 2014 at 5:02 pm (UTC+0)
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By Niala Mohammad Walking through the streets of the Grand Bazaar feelings of nostalgia overcame my senses. The Turkish people’s features and mannerisms starkly resemble those of the Pashtuns. The smell of grilled corn being sold on the corner reminds me of local “waghey waala” or corn vendor in Peshawar. For a split second I […]

My Name is Mutasirina- IDP Baby

Posted July 11th, 2014 at 7:17 pm (UTC+0)
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Behroz Khan Mutasirina (affectee) is the name of the first baby girl born at a camp set up in Bannu, where Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are pouring in from North Waziristan since June 15. The first baby boy born there is named, Azb Khan, code-name of the military operation. “This name will remind us and […]

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North Waziristan IDPs in Dire Need of Help

Posted July 2nd, 2014 at 8:27 pm (UTC+0)
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By Niala Mohammad & Arshad Mohmand “I brought my two sick daughters from Mir Ali to Bannu on motorcycle, their mother followed us by foot. My 6 month old daughter died on the way, I could not get her help in time because of the curfew.” Dilnawaz an IDP from North Waziristan There are half […]




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