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Pakistani researcher wins UNESCO fellowship

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 19, 2014. Islamabad – They face a cruel, patriarchal social order, gender barriers and limited opportunities. But in spite of the violence and suffering that works constantly to diminish their existence at home, Pakistani women have kept on making their country proud […]

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What’s eating the Margalla Hills?

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 17, 2o14. Islamabad – For years, it has been obvious to residents, environmental activists and even government officials that sections of the Margalla Hills have been bruised and battered beyond recognition by limestone quarrying and urban development. But perhaps for […]

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Broadcasting tolerance

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 2, 2013. Islamabad – In 2008, Islam Deen saw the harmony he had cherished in his neighbourhood collapse like a mud hut’s roof falling down in torrential rain, the ever-present risk of catastrophe materializing unexpectedly and out of his control. […]

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The ethics for disaster coverage extend beyond journalists to entire newsrooms

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Oct 20, 2013. Islamabad – Four days after what is considered to be the second deadliest air disaster in Pakistan’s aviation history, 17 Pakistani news channels received show-cause notices in the mail. The notices, issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory […]

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Pindi’s Imperial Market: From video to cellular

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 21, 2013. Islamabad – For the past 22 years, Imran Ghauri had been selling electronics at a shop in Rawalpindi’s famous Imperial Market. But six months ago, the 43-year-old Ghauri said he was forced to make the move so many […]

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World Population Day 2013: Babies, the breaking point and quality of life

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 11, 2013. Islamabad – In Rawalpindi’s densely populated Dhoke Khabba neighbourhood, where Jamila*, a housewife, lives with her husband and three children, it is difficult to walk through any two streets during the summer holiday months without noticing at least […]

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Pedalling for climate change awareness

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 14, 2013. Islamabad – It could take just two wheels to raise awareness about climate change. For almost the past eight years, a cyclist husband-wife duo has been on a world tour on their bicycles to bring attention to the […]

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Protecting endangered animals through tech solution

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 7, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan’s northern mountains are home to several threatened or endangered species of carnivores, but these wild animals are rarely documented. However, an ongoing project in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and district Chitral of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is trying to change […]

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The modern water carriers of Islamabad

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 3, 2013. Islamabad – Under the shade of a tattered sack cloth propped up on sticks, Fazal Ghafoor throws water from a steel glass in to a blue jerrycan that is tucked between two slightly bigger water drums. A round […]

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Two early warning systems for GLOF

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 27, 2o13. Islamabad – Two early warning systems, more automatic weather monitoring stations, engineering structures and awareness-raising activities are expected to help vulnerable communities in Pakistan’s northern areas reduce the long-term risks of destructive flooding from glacial lakes, this summer […]

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