Monthly Archives: November 2014

WOMEN AT WORK

WOMEN AT WORK

IT was September 1997. I had returned from England after completing my Bar and had just started work at a prestigious litigation firm in Karachi. Our offices comprised a large hall — which also served as the reception, entrance and ... Read More »

OVER 3,000 WOMEN FALL PREY TO HONOUR KILLING SINCE 2008

OVER 3,000 WOMEN FALL PREY TO HONOUR KILLING SINCE 2008

SUKKUR: Razia Shaikh looks up to the sky, her eyes glistening with tears and a Quran in her lap, seeking divine justice for one missing daughter and another slain by vengeful relatives in the name of “honour”. The widow, in ... Read More »

WOMEN AT WORK: BETWEEN SILENT CRUSADES AND SMALL VICTORIES

WOMEN AT WORK: BETWEEN SILENT CRUSADES AND SMALL VICTORIES

HARIPUR: Getting the short end of the stick has never discouraged Shaheen Akhtar. On the contrary, it has inspired her to take her career to new heights and confront the pressures of an increasingly male-dominated society with rare courage and ... Read More »

I like taking on characters that empower women: Sanam Saeed

I like taking on characters that empower women: Sanam Saeed

Is there anything Sanam Saeed can’t do? Having done an array of roles in her short but rewarding five year career, she presented jealousy in Daam and Kadoorat; independence and confidence in Zindagi Gulzaar Hai and Shukk and resilience in ... Read More »